Construction Begins for New Sunset Park Public Library and Affordable Housing at 5108 Fourth Avenue, in Brooklyn

Rendering of the new Sunset Park library - Magnusson Architect and Planning

Last week, the Fifth Avenue Committee and the Brooklyn Public Library celebrated the official commencement of construction on the new Sunset Park Public Library. Located at 5108 Fourth Avenue, the eight-story structure will also contain 49-units of affordable housing for low-income households.

Originally constructed in 1972, the existing Sunset Park Public Library measures just over 12,000 square feet with only about 7,500 square feet available to the public. The structure was also in need renovations with a projected cost of $6 million. Following approval from New York City, Community Board 7, and a successful round of funding, a more encompassing redevelopment plan was selected.

Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, the expansion would increase those figures dramatically, introducing over 18,000 square feet of publicly accessible area. In total, the new library would measure 20,755 square feet. Upgrades to library facilities will include a modernized layout, new technology, and an expanded collection of material.

“Sunset Park is one of our busiest branches, with dozens of outstanding programs and classes every week,” said Brooklyn Public Library President and CEO Linda E. Johnson. “We are thrilled to provide the patrons with a bright, up-to-date, comfortable space where they can come together to read and learn.”

Residential area is positioned above the library and will include 49 affordable apartments plus one additional unit for an on-site superintendent. The apartments range from studio to three-bedroom layouts and will be reserved for household incomes that equal30% to 80% of Area Median Income. According to the developer, a minimum of 50% of the apartments will be reserved for Community Board 7 residents, 10% for city employees, and 5% for the physically disabled.

The new building is currently on track to complete by the end of 2020.

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17 Comments on "Construction Begins for New Sunset Park Public Library and Affordable Housing at 5108 Fourth Avenue, in Brooklyn"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: When you show design on rendering I’m sure that place not bedlam, what do you want from me? (Thank you)

    • Gloria martinez | July 24, 2021 at 8:58 pm | Reply

      I am interested in the apartments on 51st and 4th avenue can you please tell me where do I apply or what website would I go thank you

  2. Good afternoon
    Where do you apply for the apartment for housing for sunset park new building For 2020

  3. Maritza Quintana | March 21, 2019 at 2:57 am | Reply

    I would like to go back to 51 street. Can you help me.

  4. Is it possible that I can have the address to where I can go and fill out an application for this new building. I have a section 8 voucher!
    Thank You..

  5. Please tell me where can I get a application.

  6. Hello,
    I want to know how can I get the application to apply housing apartment on this building in sunset park for this year 2019-2020,
    Thank you.

  7. Good Evening,
    I’m a resident of the Sunset Park community and would like to know when or how I can fill an application.
    Please let me know

  8. Maria I. Orta | June 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm | Reply

    Please let me know where I can apply for an apartment in this building. Thank you so much.

  9. Christian Rodriguez | June 16, 2020 at 11:00 am | Reply

    Where do we apply for the apartments?
    C Rodriguez

  10. Can you please tell me where or how I can apply for this apartments..Thanks

  11. Nicksy RODRIGUEZ | December 22, 2020 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    Hi can u please tell me how can I apply for this new housing apartment Thanks

  12. Nicksy RODRIGUEZ | December 22, 2020 at 3:19 pm | Reply

    Hi can u please help me to apply for this new housing at 51st and 4thave I would like to apply Thank You

  13. where can I applied for this apartmentit is from house connect , to be complete in 2020, the year already pass,please send me the website where I could applied

  14. I need a 3 bedroom apartment, where can I get the aplication.

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