AUSTIN (KXAN) — City leaders celebrated the opening of 156 new affordable apartments and the groundbreaking of another development that will bring even more to east Austin.

Mayor Steve Adler joined other officials Friday morning for a dual event at Pathways at Chalmers Courts, located at 1700 E. Third St. They marked the opening of Pathways at Chalmers Courts East and the start of construction for Pathways at Chalmers Courts West.

According to a news release from the city, the upgrades at this development include central air-conditioning, modern appliances, Google Fiber service, a fitness center and a laundry facility. Residents will also have access on site to workforce development and health care services.

CommUnityCare will open the clinic later this year, which will offer both health and dental services to neighbors. The clinic’s leaders said this project represents the first partnership with a public housing community.

Once all three phases of the Pathways at Chalmers Court are completed in 2023, the city said there will be 398 new units of new mixed-income affordable housing available.

Work is also happening to build a new space for a Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area location at the development, leaders noted.