We’ve known for a while that the Fifth Avenue Committee was working on a large affordable housing project on Wolcott Street, but until recently we were unaware that the nonprofit was also constructing another building (smaller, but with basically the same design) a few blocks away, on Coffey Street. Work on both buildings, which will have 60 mixed-income co-ops between them, is nearly complete. About a third of the total units are in the building at 135 Coffey Street, and prospective owners for those co-ops are likely to be selected soon, before residents for the Wolcott Street building, according to an FAC spokesperson. FAC says the Red Hook homes will be the largest affordable homeownership project in Red Hook history, and most of the units will be sold to people who make less than 80 percent of the area’s median income.
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A new building application was filed last week for a five-story building at 331 Saratoga Avenue in Ocean Hill. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is listed as the owner on the permit. The vacant lot has been city-owned since the late ’70s, according to public records. The SLCE-designed development between Dean and Bergen streets will include 80 apartments […]
The Brooklyn Home Company broke ground recently on a four-unit condo building at 84 Congress Street in the Columbia Waterfront District. A joint venture with MESH Architectures, this project looks nothing like Brooklyn Home Company’s conversions in historic buildings we wrote about last week, as a rendering on the fence shows. Designed by Mesh Architecture, the 6,720-square-foot building […]
As we approach the May 1 deadline for Mayor de Blasio to present his plan for 200,000 units of affordable housing, housing advocates and preservationists worry that increasing the percentage of affordable housing in private developments will require outsize development in Brooklyn. Last week’s approval of Domino, which will have towers reaching up to 55 […]
It’s not exactly news that as neighborhoods gentrify, the artists who jump started the process are priced out. However, it may be the end of the line for some artists priced out of Industry City in Brooklyn, the huge industrial complex in Sunset Park, according to a story in The New York Times. The Times […]
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