Construction Begins on Alafia Phase One

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).


Construction Complete at Sendero Verde Phase One

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.