Bed Stuy Affordable Housing Project a Go


    Construction’s begun at 482 Franklin Avenue, a lot next to the Brooklyn Library between Jefferson Avenue and Hancock Street in Bed Stuy. What’s to come: an eight-story building with 92 units of housing. The architect on record is Aufgang + Subotovsky Architecture and Planning. Last we heard the development will be affordable housing, and that was recently confirmed by a person involved with the project. Construction is expected to last two years. A tipster notes: “Thankfully, they saved the two huge oaks at the front of the lot after clearing out all the other trees that had sprouted up. I hope that is a sign that it will not be something hideous.” Renovation has also started up at the prewar building next door, he said. The owners are renovating the apartments, replacing the windows and fixing up the facade. GMAP

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