Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 15 Units in Williamsburg, Starting at $931 a Month

Rendering via RKF Associates


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.

Chart via NYC Housing Connect

Chart via NYC Housing Connect

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.

125 Metropolitan Avenue in September 2015 via Google Maps

125 Metropolitan Avenue in September 2015 via Google Maps

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).

Marvel Architects previously designed 1 Hotel and Pierhouse Brooklyn Bridge Park, St. Ann’s Warehouse and Building 77 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, along with many other projects.

The site in January 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The site in January 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

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.

Applications must be submitted by December 7. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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