Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Community center and supportive housing coming to East Ninth Street

During the CB3 Zoning Committee meeting Monday night, board members received an update on the community center and supportive housing that's coming to 710 E. Ninth St. between Avenue C and Avenue D... to the Henry Street Settlement Day Care #3 building...

The project includes a community facility space on the ground floor and in the basement... the upper levels will house 46 units (28 studios and 12 one-bedroom apartments). According to the community presenters, the housing will serve homeless young adults and young adults aging out of the foster care system. An additional 12 units will be set aside for young single adults with a child.

The project is a joint venture among Phipps Houses ... University Settlement/The Door ... and Loisaida, Inc. SLCE Architects created the plans...

No word yet on a start date for renovation of the building, which was erected in 1876. Currently across the street, work continues on the Dona Petra Santiago Apartments. Plans call for an eight-story, 57-unit facility for seniors.

1 comment:

Mykola Dementiuk said...

In the early 1950s that site was the original St George's Ukrainian School, which moved to 6th St off 3rd Ave, Shevchenko Place (originally Hall Place to us old timers). At the time my parents lived 5th St and 1st Ave and daily I made my way down 9th St to Ave C & D. Best part of going to school was the long treks there, I don't think I ever got anything else from their nonsense.

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