Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 21 Units on Former Brewery Site in Bushwick

Rendering by Fischer & Makooi Architects

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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 21 newly constructed units in a five-story building at 93 Linden Street in Bushwick.

Of the affordable apartments, there are two studios, 16 one-bedroom units and three two-bedroom units. Monthly rents start at $1,899 and top out at $2,350, prices that rival market-rate units in the area.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent for all of the units. Eligible incomes range between $65,109 and $159,40 for households of one to five people.

The building, still under construction, will have a total of 68 units. According to the lottery listing, the building will include outdoor parking, a bike room, gym, roof deck, pet spa, laundry and virtual doorman.

The site, compiled from multiple parcels on Linden Street and Evergreen Avenue, was once home to the Frank Ibert Brewery, established in the late 19th century. By the 1980s, the buildings at the corner had been demolished and the parcel was in use as a parking lot. A one-story brick garage on Linden Street and two buildings on Evergreen Avenue, including a two story Romanesque Revival brick structure, were demolished for construction of the new residential building. Still remaining on the block is the 19th century brick structure at 395 Evergreen Street which, according to the Multi Housing News, will be rehabbed by the developer for use as a community facility.

Karl Fischer, now Fischer & Makooi Architects, is the architect of record. Fischer, who died in 2019, was a prolific designer of large apartment buildings throughout Brooklyn, particularly in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

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The site in 2011. Photo via Google Maps

Bruman Realty is behind the development, according to Multi Housing News. They have also developed affordable housing nearby at 889 Bushwick Avenue and 340 Evergreen Avenue.

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by July 16, 2020. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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