Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 23 Units in Brooklyn Heights, Starting at $596 a Month

Renderings via Marvel Architects

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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 23 newly constructed units in the 20-story tower under construction on Montague and Pierrepont streets, just outside the historic district in Brooklyn Heights.

Of the affordable apartments at 146 Pierrepont Street, there are five studios, six one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $596 a month and top out at $2,993.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 40 percent for nine of the units, 60 percent for another nine and 130 percent for the remaining five. Eligible incomes range between $22,389 and $135,590 for households of one to four people.

Designed by Marvel Architects, the building spans the block between Pierrepont and Montague, situated between Cadman Plaza West and Clinton Street. According to building records, there will be 88 total rental apartments and commercial space on the ground floor facing both Pierrepont and Montague.

There will be a storage room with space for 54 bikes and a fitness room in the cellar, a terrace on the second floor for the residential tenants and outdoor recreation space on the roof.

Interior rendering via Fogarty Finger Architects

The design of the building is symmetrical and boxy, with contrasting darker colored brick on the lower floors.

The developer is Jonathan Rose Companies, who purchased three buildings that have since been demolished to make way for the tower: 146 Pierrepont in 2015 for $5.75 million, 181 Montague the same year for $36.5 million, and 189 Montague in 2016 for $9.6 million.

The Pierrepont Street facade in March 2018. Photo by Susan De Vries

Marvel Architects is prolific in the area. The firm designed the Pierhouse and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn Public Library’s New Cadman Plaza branch at 280 Cadman Plaza West. Elsewhere in Brooklyn, they were behind the design for St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the redevelopment of the Bedford-Union Armory at 1579 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights.

Rumors once persisted that the developer was building a hotel. In August 2015, a court summons was issued because of a “peeping drone” that was spotted taking pictures of the development site, allegedly violating FAA regulations.

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by March 27, 2019. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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