Demo for 246 Ashland Place


The Department of Buildings approved a permit to demolish the building at 246 Ashland Place, right along Fulton Street. According to public records, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development owns this building, along with the parking lot along Lafayette Avenue. That leads us to believe this has something to do with the affordable housing planned for that area. In October, HPD met with Community Board Two in anticipation of putting out a request for proposal for a development in the BAM Cultural District. When you consider this space along with the nearby parking lot, that leaves a sizable footprint for a new development right next to the under-construction Theater for a New Audience, and across the street from 29 Flatbush Avenue.  GMAP
Affordable Housing Planned Near BAM [Brownstoner]

4 Comment

  • I rent on this street.
    I can’t afford to buy a home near here.
    And I won’t be allowed to purchase an “affordable” apartment here, because someone arbitrarily thinks I make too much money.

    Sigh. This is life?

    • And your point is. I am willing to bet that you do not make up the working class of NYC society ..and by that I mean Mc Donalds workers pay or less. Yes the “working class” who needs to live somewhere since someone has to “empty the bed pans” as my aunt would say. Too bad that they cannot afford the rent you pay or even a home in the area where they work. So that someone who arbitrarily thinks you make too much money is right to not give you that opportunity. Wow sucks being you i guess at least you don’t have to wait for affordable housing to give you a place to stay..

      Sigh this is your Life!

    • And your point is. I am willing to bet that you do not make up the working class of NYC society ..and by that I mean Mc Donalds workers pay or less. Yes the “working class” who needs to live somewhere since someone has to “empty the bed pans” as my aunt would say. Too bad that they cannot afford the rent you pay or even a home in the area where they work. So that someone who arbitrarily thinks you make too much money is right to not give you that opportunity. Wow sucks being you i guess at least you don’t have to wait for affordable housing to give you a place to stay..

      Sigh this is your Life!

  • The demolition is to accomodate a portion of the public plaza that will be built in front of the Theatre for a New Audience. The reference to the planned affordable housing is incorrect as well. An unissued RFP does not equal a plan for affordable housing. The RFP will be open to all proposals including commercial, and not limited to affordable housing, despite the obvious agenda of the land use committee of CB2 to try to make every development project an affordable housing project.