Construction has begun on Three Mile Harbor, a $33 million housing development that will bring 50 energy-efficient apartments to East Hampton, N.Y.
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The development offers affordable family homes in a vibrant community in the high performing East Hampton Union Free School District.
The development will offer 10 one-bedroom, 29 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom apartments across five two-story residential buildings.
A one-bedroom apartment will be set aside for the development's superintendent.
A community building will include a meeting space, kitchenette, broadband Wi-Fi hotspot available to all residents, laundry facilities, and a generator in the event of power outages.
Additional amenities include a playground and community patio. Five of the units will be accessible and adapted for persons with mobility impairments and three of the units will be equipped for persons with hearing and/or visual impairments.
Apartments at Three Mile Harbor will be affordable to households earning at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income, with eight of the apartments serving households at 30 percent of the AMI. HCR will provide Housing Choice Vouchers for eight apartments.
Three Mile Harbor will be green certified under Enterprise Green Communities Criteria 2020 and Energy Star Certified Homes V 3.1, with the development utilizing Energy Star appliances, electric heat pump heating and hybrid electric hot water heaters. The design, operations and maintenance of the development will also incorporate water conservation and energy efficiency strategies.
The development is designed to complement the aesthetic of East Hampton and the natural vegetation and qualities of the surrounding area.
Three Mile Harbor is being developed by Georgica Green Ventures, LLC and the East Hampton Housing Authority.
State financing for Three Mile Harbor includes Low-Income Housing Tax Credits that will generate $18 million in equity, $3.4 million from New York State Homes and Community Renewal's Housing Trust Fund, and $350,000 from the Federal Housing Trust Fund. Suffolk County provided $2.2 million in subsidies. ■