An affordable housing lottery has opened for 15 units in a modern, seven-story mixed-use development under construction in Williamsburg. Located across the street from Nitehawk Cinema, the 75-unit complex comprises two connecting buildings at 94 North 3rd Street and 125 Metropolitan Avenue.
The affordable units are set at 60 percent of the area median income. Seven studios are priced at $867 a month, five 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.
Designed by Marvel Architects, the buildings are boxy, with cement-panel facades and large, street-facing windows. There will be exposed steel on the ground floor “to reflect the neighborhood’s industrial history,” according to developer Hudson Companies.
A landscaped courtyard will sit between the two buildings, which will have 15,000 square feet of ground-level shops. Building amenities include a doorman, concierge service, package room, gym, underground parking, garden plot and roof terraces.
On the Metropolitan Avenue side, the property is across the street from the aforementioned Nitehawk Cinema; on the North 3rd Street side, it is across the street from popular neighborhood restaurant Egg.
In 2015, the lot was cleared for construction. It once housed Lumber City, a building supplies store, and, on the Metropolitan Avenue side, Motorgrrl, a motorcycle repair, painting and storage facility as well as a hang-out spot (they moved to Greenpoint in 2015).
Well-known Manhattan-based developer Hudson Companies has a number of mixed-income projects in Brooklyn, including Dumont Green, Gateway Elton in East New York, the Brooklyn Heights Library, the Parkline at 626 Flatbush in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and The Knick condominium in Bushwick.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in December 2017, according to Hudson.
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