An affordable apartment in a new luxury building in prime Williamsburg may sound pie-in-the-sky, but for the lucky winners of this housing lottery it will become a reality.
Located on the former site of an old Western Carpet Warehouse at 149 Kent Avenue, the 164-unit, seven-story brick development includes 33 subsidized apartments.
Units will rent for as low as $563 a month for studios to a high of $926 a month for two-bedrooms.
Amenities at the development, available to all tenants, will include a rooftop lounge, laundry rooms, community terrace and “fitness rooms.”
The building is being designed by GF55 Partners and will include a 17,800 square foot retail space, to be called the Shops at 149 Kent.
Developer L&M Development bought the site in 2012 for almost $20 million. The old warehouse was demolished back in late 2013.
The lottery for affordable units will open Wednesday, with eligible households earning between $19,303 and $43,150, depending on family size. Available units range from studios to two-bedrooms.
Per usual, 5 percent of units will be reserved for the mobility impaired, 2 percent will be reserved for the hearing or visually impaired, 5 percent will be reserved for municipal employees, and half the units will go to residents of Brooklyn Community Board 1.
To apply, go to NYC Housing Connect.
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