Affordable Housing Debuts at Key Food in Clinton Hill With Studios Starting at $2,030 a Month

Rendering via Aufgang Architects

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An affordable housing lottery has opened up for 35 apartments in an eight-story building under construction at 325 Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill. The site was formerly a Key Food, which will return, the developer promised after a community outcry.

Of the 35 units, there are 14 studios, 13 one-bedroom units and eight two-bedroom units. Studios will rent for $2,030, one-bedrooms for $2,145, and two-bedrooms for $2,581 per month, which is more expensive than other current housing lotteries in the same neighborhood.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 130 percent. Eligible incomes range between $69,600 and $135,590.

Amenities in the building include a gym, lounge, rooftop access and a bike room, although the last one comes with an additional fee. The building, which will have 117 apartments total, also includes underground parking for 59 vehicles and a not-for-profit health facility, according to permits filed with the DOB.

Aufgang Architects designed the building — and it’s not the first supermarket-replacing development the firm has designed in Clinton Hill. It also designed the seven-story, 232-unit rental building at 490 Myrtle Avenue, where an Associated Supermarket used to be. It opened in 2015 with a Key Food.

325 Lafayette Avenue in 2014. Photo via Google Maps

325 Lafayette Avenue in 2014. Photo via Google Maps

The project’s developer is Slate Property Group, which instead of buying the property outright decided to partner with its longtime owners, Dan’s Supreme Supermarkets, in 2015. Slate has developed a number of other Brooklyn properties, including Dumbo’s 51 Jay Street, and Aufgang also has a footprint in Brooklyn, notably at 200 Water Street.

The two previously worked together on a building with affordable housing at 66 Ainslie Street in East Williamsburg, which entered the lottery in April of 2017.

Applications must be submitted by June 5. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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