Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and NYC Housing Development Corp. (HDC), Enterprise Community Partners and the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) recently broke ground for an affordable development at 302 East 2nd St. near Avenue D.
The 14-story project, dubbed East Village Homes, will include 45 rental units affordable to very low, low, and moderate-income households, as well as ground-floor community facility space.
AAFE was selected by HPD in 2017 to develop the project, which includes 13 studios, 19 one-bedroom units, 12 two-bedroom units and one apartment for an on-site super.
Designed by Leroy Street Studio, the building’s facade features a layered system of stucco panels that play off of an array of metal panels with custom-perforated designs. Integrated active design principles include bike storage, easily-accessible outdoor green space and visible stairs and circulation pathways.
Amenities include a shared roof terrace, a meeting space off of the main lobby and a laundry facility. The project features resilient design with no basement, water-conserving plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures.
A second phase of the East Village Homes project is expected to create 10 additional affordable rental apartments on a separate site at 276 East 3rd St.