A long-in-the-works affordable rental project in Williamsburg is finally moving forward with new building applications filed last week for an eight-story, 51-unit building at 695 Grand Street. Community Board 1 approved the development last summer, as we reported at the time.
The building will have a mix of studios through three-bedrooms, with 41 apartments set aside for low- to moderate-income families, as reported last year. Ten apartments will be permanently affordable, and eight will be subsidized by Section 8 and reserved for very low-income tenants. There will also be 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Magnusson Architecture and Planning is designing the building, which will incorporate green features like
hydroponic PTACs a high-efficiency gas boiler, and St. Nick’s Alliance is the developer.
Demolition permits have not been filed for the two buildings on the large property, a Rainbow clothing store and a discount shop. Click through to see what they look like.
Community Board OKs Affordable Housing on Grand Street in East Williamsburg [Brownstoner] GMAP
Rendering by Magnusson Architecture and Planning
Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark