Navy Green Developers File Permits for Affordable Townhouses Near Navy Yard

The developers behind Navy Green have re-filed new building permits for the first of 23 market-rate townhouses in the affordable Fort Greene development, which already includes two mixed-income rental buildings and a third for supportive housing. L+M Development and Dunn Development will build the three-story single-family homes on a large vacant lot at 24 Vanderbilt Avenue, half a block from the Navy Yard.

The massive publicly funded project already has a 12-story building at 7 Clermont Avenue, an eight-story one at 45 Clermont, and the supportive housing building at 40 Vanderbilt Avenue. Until now, Navy Green has cost an estimated $85,200,000 in city and state funds. GMAP

Correction: The townhouses are market rate, not affordable. 

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  • Is there a definition for “affordable housing”? I can’t find that anywhere.
    Just curious.

  • Twenty-one percent of the units are affordable to households with incomes at or below 40% of Area Median Income (AMI).

    The other multifamily building located at 45 Clermont Avenue, and is an eight-story, low-income rental building. The building includes 101 units, with a mix of 33 studios, 36 one-bedrooms, and 32 two-bedrooms. Twenty percent of the units will be affordable to households with incomes at or below 40% of Area Median Income equivalent to $33,200 for a family of four; and 80% of the units will be affordable to households with incomes at or below 60% AMI, which is equivalent to $49,800 for a family of four.

    The PACC Supportive Housing building, located at 40 Vanderbilt Avenue, is a 98 unit building that provides housing and onsite services, such as access to medical care, recreation and vocational training, to formerly homeless single adults and low-income single adults through a partnership with Brooklyn Community Housing and Services, Inc. as part of the City and State’s New York/New York III initiative.

  • It seems to me that building “affordable” townhouses is an incredibly inefficient way to create affordable housing. The site already has a couple of mid-rise buildings and I can’t see why they don’t continue with medium density condo building if the goal is to create affordable owner occupied units.