The affordable housing lottery opened yesterday for The Garnet, an 11-story mixed-use development at 1620 Fulton Street in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Developed by BFC Partners and designed by Shakespeare Gordon Vlado Architects, the 106,672-square-foot building will yield 130 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 94 units for residents at 50 to 150 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $25,372 to $184,200. Approximately 50 percent of the apartments will be set aside for community board residents.
Exterior work is moving along on 22 Chapel Street, a 20-story residential building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Delshah Capital and OTL Enterprises, the 211-foot-tall structure spans 133,181 square feet and will yield a total of 180 apartments, of which 25 will be designated for affordable housing. The property will also house START Treatment & Recovery Centers, New York’s largest independent drug treatment agency.
Preliminary renderings from Hill West Architects reveal a forthcoming seven-story rental building in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located at 160 Clarkson Avenue, the structure will comprise 111,848 square feet and will replace several low-rise residential buildings.
The Department of City Planning has officially launched the requisite public review process for 960 Franklin Avenue, a contentious high-rise development in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The proposal includes two 39-story buildings flanked by several additional volumes ranging from 16 to 20 stories.
Today’s housing lottery round-up features seven buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx with affordable units on Housing Connect with deadlines closing within the next seven days. Unfortunately, an update to the Housing Connect website this week has apparently left the system rather glitchy, as it now lists incorrect numbers of units remaining, and the photos and renderings have similarly become defunct, all in the midst of New York City’s worst housing crisis since the 1930s.