Pacific Park Affordable Units Next to Barclays Center Available Starting at $559 a Month

A unit at 461 Dean Street. Rendering via Forest City Ratner Companies

The lottery opened today for the first affordable units in the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park mega-development. Nestled right up against Barclays Center, the eye-catching red building at 461 Dean Street, otherwise known as B2, is the tallest modular tower in the world.

Rents for affordable units in the 32-story tower range from $559 for a studio to $3,012 for a two-bedroom apartment. The building will contain a total of 363 units, half of them market rate and half affordable.

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Construction at B2 in fall of 2014. Photo by Field Condition

The affordable units are aimed at low-income and middle-income families, a spokeswoman for the project told Brownstoner. The 181 below-market-rate units include 75 studios, 70 one-bedrooms and 36 two-bedrooms.

Individuals and families as large as four persons making between $20,675 and $144,960 a year, depending on household size, will qualify.

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461 Dean Street. Rendering via Forest City Ratner Companies

Notably, each apartment will have a washer and dryer in the unit. Other amenities include a roof terrace, 24-hour doorman, lounge and game room, children’s playroom, fitness center, dance and yoga studio, and bike storage.

Half of all affordable units will go to current residents of Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 3, 6 and 8.

The lottery will be open for applications for 60 days, from April 27 to June 27.

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The tower in September 2015. Photo by Cate Corcoran

The modular tower was designed by SHoP Architects and developed by Forest City, the primary developer of the sprawling Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park development. Forest City’s partner, Greenland USA, was not involved with B2, despite having a hand in most other aspects of the mega-development.

The building is also seeking LEED Silver certification for energy efficiency.

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Rendering via Forest City Ratner Companies

In addition to the building’s residential units, there will be 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

The tower has been the subject of multiple lawsuits and resultant delays, as well as reports of leaks. But now those problems are behind it and the leaks have been fixed, according to Forest City.

Leasing for the market-rate units is expected to start this summer, with move-ins for all units in the building scheduled for the fall, according to a company press release.

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Rendering via Forest City Ratner Companies

Once complete, the entire Pacific Park development will bring 1,800 apartments to its 22-acre redevelopment site. Of these, apartments 782 units will be below market.

For more details and how to apply, visit Housing Connect. For more information on applying to affordable housing, including in the B2 tower, see Brownstoner’s comprehensive guide.

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