273 affordable housing units are coming to the East Village. On the northeast corner on 13th and Broadway, the new homes will take their place amid developments by companies that chose to pay the in-lieu fee instead of providing affordable housing inside their projects. Construction is scheduled for mid-2020 and is expected to be complete by 2022.
The new high-rise housing will displace current tenants SMARTS Farm. A well-developed plot with a winding path, a solar panel installation, and thriving plants, the community garden hosts plots, field trips, and classes. Healthy lemon trees and chile plants line the chain link fence along Broadway.
Father Joe’s Villages partnered with Chelsea Investment Corporation to construct studio and 1-2 bedroom apartment homes especially for those who have experienced homelessness. Father Joe’s will coordinate onsite supportive services, such as medical care, vocational training, and counseling.
On the ground floor, the fourteen-story mixed-use building will house a Head Start center for children up to five years old.
Plans for the new building include underground parking, outdoor barbeque and picnic areas and a rooftop deck with greenery. Architect Joseph Wong Design Associates, the firm that designed Atmosphere on Fourth, worked on the project.
Adjacent to the site of a new fire station for the neighborhood, the City had already set aside the property for affordable housing. Father Joe’s Villages plans to break ground on another affordable housing project at 14th and Commercial the same year.