Revitalized Meeting Space Allows Eastchester Gardens Residents to Envision Community’s Future

Date: May 15, 2024

Publication: NYCHA Journal

On April 20, the Bronx’s Eastchester Gardens community opened a newly redesigned resident association office, where residents can further engage in planning the future of their homes.

The refurbished office space is an early preview of the more comprehensive improvements to come at Eastchester Gardens thanks to the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program, which allows NYCHA and its partners to unlock significant funding for repairs and provide enhanced property management and social services. Residents were joined by NYCHA representatives and the PACT partner team of MDG Design + Construction LLC, Infinite Horizons, and Wavecrest Management to celebrate the upgraded communal area with a grand opening ceremony at the development, where nearly 2,000 residents live.

A key feature of the office space is a new “design center,” where residents now have the opportunity to preview designs and renderings of the variety of finishes, materials, and fixtures that are envisioned for their apartments, as well as building corridors and lobbies, under PACT. The engagement process allows residents to actively participate in decision-making and have a say in how their homes will be revitalized for the future.

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