In 2019 AAFE and its development partners opened One Flushing, the largest 100% affordable project to come to Flushing in decades. The multi-generational community in the heart of Downtown Flushing includes 231 apartments, more than 20,000 square feet of local retail space and a community center where’s AAFE’s Youth Program, Community Services Department and small business services are based.
AAFE partnered with Monadnock Development and HANAC for the project. The 10-story building on 41st Avenue includes apartments ranging in size from studios to 3-bedrooms and serves very low-, low-, and moderate-income individuals and families, and includes 66 units reserved for very low-income senior residents.
The City of New York awarded a contract to AAFE and its partners in 2015 to transform Flushing’s Municipal Parking Lot #3 into a vibrant new community resource. One Flushing was the first project to incorporate the city’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program (MIH). Building amenities include over 18,000 square feet of outdoor planted space – including a sprawling rooftop farm for residents. There’s also a134-kilowatt rooftop solar array, one of many sustainable features throughout the complex.
One Flushing received an Excellence in Affordable Housing Development award from the Urban Land Institute in 2020.
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