Construction has started on a $24 million workforce housing development in the Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County.
The Gansett Meadow Apartments will provide 37 mixed-income rental homes for families in a transit-oriented neighborhood.
The project “will provide affordable housing to families in East Hampton and connect them with opportunities that help move them on the path toward economic independence,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.
Gansett Meadow, located at 531 Montauk Highway, is being constructed on a vacant, 4.7-acre site owned by the East Hampton Housing Authority. The development is located near grocery stores, places of worship, schools, libraries, public recreation facilities and an urgent care center.
The complex will consist of seven, two-story buildings offering a mix of one- to four-bedroom apartments. Three apartments are fully accessible and adaptable for persons with a hearing or vision impairment. The apartments will be affordable to households at a range of income levels.
The residential buildings will be clustered around a central green space with a playground, patio and parking along the perimeter. There will be a separate community building with laundry facilities, a kitchenette, computers and meeting space. A treatment plant to handle the development’s waste water will be built on site.
The development team consists of Georgica Green Ventures and the East Hampton Housing Authority.