Officials Break Ground on New Affordable, Supportive, and Transitional Housing in East New York

Breaking ground at Logan Fountain. Image Credit: HPD.

On December 14, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction of Logan Fountain, a new mixed-use development in East New York that will bring affordable, supportive transitional housing and retail space to the site of a defunct gas station. The new development will be located at 265 Logan Street. 

The new thirteen-story development will have an eastern and western wing. The eastern wing will have 69 affordable homes at 50 to 70 percent area median income and 105 supportive homes for formerly homeless individuals. The building’s western wing will have 169 transitional homes for homeless families that will be served by the New York City Department of Homeless Services. 

Amenities in the eastern wing include a fitness room, landscaped courtyard with a children’s play area, multiple terraces and a garden area, bicycle storage, and laundry rooms. The building’s western wing will have outdoor and indoor childcare spaces, bicycle storage and a laundry room. The building will also include 7,677 square feet of ground-floor retail space facing Atlantic Avenue. The building is near multiple subway stations. 

On-site supportive services will be provided by Jericho Project for the formerly homeless families in the affordable housing wing. HELP USA will provide client care coordination and services for the residents in the transitional housing wing. 

MHG Architects designed the project. Broadway Builders, an affiliate of The Hudson Companies, will build the development. 

Mayor Adams stated, “Projects like Logan Fountain are critical to revitalizing East New York and communities across the city. This project will transform a defunct gas station, offering nothing to the community, into much-needed permanently affordable housing, safe beds for our neighbors experiencing homelessness, and community-serving retail space — all with easy access to public transportation. I’m excited to see this important project moving forward and look forward to celebrating with the New Yorkers who will call it home.”

Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Adolfo Carrión Jr. stated, “Logan Fountain is a great example of how the City and State continue to work together to house the most vulnerable New Yorkers. This development brings not only 174 permanent affordable and supportive homes for formerly homeless and low-income families, but it also includes 169 beds in a new family shelter. We’re proud to work with Hudson Companies, Jericho Project, HELP USA .and local elected officials to bring more affordable homes to East New York.”

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the CityLaw fellow and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)



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