Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 56 Units in Crown Heights, Starting at $1,168 a Month

Rendering by Isaac & Stern Architects


An affordable housing lottery has opened for 56 newly constructed units in an 11-story building under construction at 409 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, two blocks from the Brooklyn Museum.

According to property records, its primary address is 1535 Bedford Avenue. There are nine studios, 35 one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units available. Monthly rents start at $1,168 a month and top out at $2,759.

The lottery is set at an area median income range of 80 percent for 35 of the units, 100 percent for four of the units and 120 percent for the remaining 17 units. Eligible incomes range between $42,000 and $135,240 for households of one to five people.

In total, there will be 186 units in the building. Over 13,000 square feet of retail space will be on the ground floor, along with parking for 80 cars and 88 bikes underground. A yoga room, kids room, pet room, laundry and a gym can be found in the cellar. Additionally, there’s a rooftop terrace open to all residents.

Adam America is the developer. They are behind The Brooklyn Grove, a condo building nearing completion at 10 Nevins Street in Downtown Brooklyn, as well as the ODA-designed modern apartment building that will replace Boerum Hill’s historic Church of the Redeemer at 24 4th Avenue.

They purchased the property, combining two lots that stretch an entire block between Eastern Parkway and Lincoln Place, for $32.5 million in 2015.

Photo via Halstead

Photo via Halstead

Ramy Issac of Issac & Stern is the architect of record. They designed the apartments on the former site of a White Castle in Williamsburg, as well as the seven-story building on the formerly empty lot at 1035 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill.

Leasing for market-rate units began in October 2018. Based on the listing photos, the units have large open kitchens with white cabinetry, some with a half-wall counter, large bedrooms, a lot of windows and a washer/dryer in the apartment.

The site in June 2011. Photo via Google Maps

On a prominent corner, the building replaces a former BP gas station and car wash. It is next door to the 10-story apartment building on the former site of the Fox Savoy Theater at 1515 Bedford Avenue, also designed by Isaac & Stern that was nearing completion last summer.

Applications for the affordable housing lottery must be submitted by June 25, 2019. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, read Brownstoner’s guide.

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