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).