Carmel Place micro-unit building opens in Kips Bay

(Pictured L-R) Hermit Hewitt, board chair, Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Asociation, Inc.; Alicia Glen, NYC deputy mayor; Molly Park, former HPD Commissioner of Development; Council Member Rosie Mendez, Claude L. Winfield, Community Board Six vice chairman (Photo by Photo by Michelle Deal Winfield)

(Pictured L-R) Hermit Hewitt, board chair, Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association, Inc.; Alicia Glen, NYC deputy mayor; Molly Park, former HPD Commissioner of Development; Council Member Rosie Mendez, Claude L. Winfield, Community Board Six vice chairman (Photo by Photo by Michelle Deal Winfield)

By Michelle Deal Winfied

On Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of Carmel Place, formerly referred to as Micro Apartments. Carmel Place is located at 335 East 27th Street next to Bellevue South Park.

Residents, elected officials and Community Board Six members attended the ceremony.

Kirk Goodrich, senior vice president and director of real estate development, Developer of Monadnock Development, LLC gave the opening remarks by saying, “This project was an opportunity to introduce choices while delivering fulfilling creative styles.”

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen provided a brief history of the NYC’s efforts in constructing affordable housing units.

In her remarks she noted that Mayor Bill de Blasio has financed 55,309 affordable since taking office.

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