As reported in Multi-Housing News, construction has begun on Phase One of Alafia, a wellness-oriented community in the Spring Creek Area of East New York, Brooklyn. Sited on 27 acres that formerly housed the Brooklyn Developmental Center, once completed Alafia will feature more than 2,400 affordable apartments, open space, fitness trails, urban farming, a healthcare facility and food production space. Phase One will account for 576 affordable housing units (about 25% of the total that will eventually be constructed). Alafia is being developed by Apex Building Group, L+M Development Partners, RiseBoro Community Partnership and Services for the Underserved (S:US).
As reported in New York YIMBY, construction on Gotham Point‘s North Tower is nearing completion. Gotham Point will ultimately create 1,132 new rental apartments, 849 of which will be affordable housing. Gotham Point will also include a 1,100-seat high school and a five-acre waterfront park. Photographs of the project progress can be viewed on New York YIMBY‘s website.
Construction is now complete on Phase One of Sendero Verde, an affordable housing development that is also the largest Passive House project in the United States. The 15-story residential tower at 60 East 112th Street that comprises Phase One will eventually be joined by a second tower at 50 East 112th Street and a third structure at 75 East 111th Street. In total, Sendero Verde will deliver more than 700 affordable housing units, a 51,000-square-foot charter school, 90,000 square feet of community space, and a connecting park between the first and second towers. More details and renderings of the completed project are available at New York YIMBY.