In recent days, workers have been prepping the empty lot at 535-537 E. 11th St. near Avenue B... the space will one day be home to eight stories — 46 units — of affordable housing for formerly homeless and mentally disabled East Villager residents, as Curbed first noted.
EVG regular Ron Z. passed along these photos, noting that an electric meter was added a few days ago ... as well as the plywood.
Also, the building has a name: The Mary Spink Apartments.
Spink, a respected community activist, CB3 member and executive director of Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association, died in January. She was 64.
Here's the rendering of the building...
Our post on this in early October generated 48 comments, many of them negative. Read that post here.