Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 49 Units in Fort Greene Starting at $886 a Month

Rendering via Dattner Architects


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 49 units in a 12-story Fort Greene tower at 280 Ashland Place.

Developed by Jonathan Rose Companies and designed by Dattner Architects and Bernheimer Architecture, the development is called Caesura. The building will host 123 residential units in total.

Rents on the affordable units will be set at 80 and 130 percent of the area median income. In addition to studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units, there will also be “micro units” available in the lottery.

affordable housing nyc fort greene 280 ashland place lottery rendering

Rendering via Dattner Architects

In the lottery, there will be 13 micro units, six studios, six one-bedrooms, and 24 two-bedrooms. The micro units will go for $886 and $1,482 a month, the studios will go for $1,078 and $1,794 a month, the one bedrooms will ask $1,360 and $2,255, and the two bedrooms will rent for $1,642 and $2,715. The two figures for each apartment denote the rents set at 80 and 130 percent of the AMI.

Eligible incomes for the units will vary depending on whether the applicant falls under the 80 or 130 percent AMI. Eligible applicants must have incomes ranging from $32,709 to $157,410 for households of one to to four people. The below chart details more about the income levels needed to apply.

The building, when complete, will have amenities including a fitness room, community lounge, conservatory, roof terrace, bike storage, tenant storage, laundry room and package room.
According the building’s website, apartments will have hardwood floors, porcelain tile in the bathrooms, laundry in the units, keyless entry and walk-in closets.

The building, previously known as BAM North Site II, stands on the former site of a parking lot, and is next to 250 Ashland Place, a tower that stands at over 50 stories and also has affordable housing.

Dattner is an award-winning firm known for affordable housing, including an affordable development at the Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville. Brooklyn Heights-based Bernheimer also has worked around the borough, and floated a proposal for Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park prior to its construction. Jonathan Rose Companies, a large developer known for its affordable housing projects, is one of the developers on long-delayed mega-project Gowanus Green.

The building site in 2007 prior to construction. Photo by Scott Bintner for PropertyShark.

The building site in 2007 prior to construction. Photo by Scott Bintner for PropertyShark

The building is one of several new mixed-use, mixed-income developments in the BAM Cultural District.

The lottery will run through August 11. To apply for the lottery, click here. To learn more about the process of applying for affordable housing, check out our guide.

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