Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 38 Units Near Williamsburg Bridge, Starting at $865 a Month

Rendering via Dattner Architects


An affordable housing lottery has opened up for 38 units in an 11-story building under construction at 105 South 5th Street in Williamsburg, right across from the Williamsburg Bridge.

The site was once home to the LPC’s architectural salvage warehouse, which was demolished in 2011.

Of the 38 affordable apartments, there are nine studios, 10 one-bedroom units and 19 two-bedroom units, starting at $865 and topping out at $1,121 per month.

The lottery is set an area median income range of 60 percent. Eligible incomes range between $31,543 and $62,580.

Designed by Dattner Architects, the building will have 55 units in total, storage for 28 bicycles, along with a retail store and a medical office on the ground, according to permits.

It is currently owned by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Permits were first filed in 2014.

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Rendering via Dattner Architects

Based on the renderings, the east side of the building has the top three floors set back; on the west side, the top four. The interior rendering of a studio shows a large balcony, although it’s unclear if this will be included in the affordable units.

Last November, there was an affordable housing lottery for two buildings at 94 North 3rd Street and 125 Metropolitan Avenue, a few blocks away.

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Map via Dattner Architects

Next door at 109 South 5th Street is a six-story building that currently houses a WeWork. It is two blocks from Domino Park, which will be open in June.

The site in 2015, when it was an LPC warehouse. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The site in 2015, when it was an LPC warehouse. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Applications must be submitted by April 26. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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