Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 22 Units in Downtown Brooklyn, Starting at $867 a Month

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An affordable housing lottery has opened for 22 units at a long-in-the-works 21-story tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Located at 237 Duffield Street, the red-brick building will house 110 apartments and stores not far from City Point. It shares a block with Hotel Indigo and a Civil War-era townhouse.

The affordable units are set at 60 percent of the area median income. A lone studio is priced at $867 a month; 18 one-bedrooms are set at $931 a month, and three two-bedrooms will go for $1,123 a month.

To qualify for the studio, applicants must earn between $31,612 and $40,080 a year. For the one-bedroom apartments, households of one to two people must earn between $33,875 and $45,840 a year. For the two-bedroom units, households of two to four people must bring in between $40,972 and $57,240 a year.

The building will stand 210 feet tall and include 84,508 square feet of residential space on the second to 21st floors. That averages out to 768 square feet per apartment, suggesting rentals. The ground floor and the cellar floor will be reserved for retail — nearly 5,000 square feet of it.

When we last checked in on the project in August, windows were going in and the building had topped out.

Rendering by Urban Tectonics

Rendering by Urban Tectonics

The developer on the project is Castle Rock Equity Group, who has developed more than a dozen projects across the borough. The architect is New Jersey-based Urban Tectonics.

Way back in 2007, the 7,500-square-foot site was slated to be a hotel developed by V3 Hotels (which developed Hotel Indigo). The property last sold in 2007 for $9.5 million, according to public records.

The lottery opened September 25 and runs through November 30. For more information or to apply for the lottery visit NYC Housing Connect. For more on how affordable housing works, check out our Brownstoner guide.

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