The new building will have 43 apartments for formerly homeless individuals. On January 9, 2019, the City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve an application for the development of a seven-story residential building at 461 Alabama Avenue in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. The City Planning Commission held a public hearing for the application on December 5, 2018. The applicant team consisted of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, CB Emmanuel Realty LLC, Services for the Underservedand Newman Design.
The property is currently a city-owned vacant lot. The proposed building will have 70 residential units and one super’s unit.
There will be 43 supportive studio apartments. Supportive housing is designed to provide formerly homeless individuals stable housing with services provided onsite. Services for the underserved will provide services like employment services, life skills training, substance abuse services, and social and recreational activities to supportive residents.
The remaining apartments will all be affordable at 60 percent AMI. There will be twelve studio apartments, thirteen one-bedroom, and two two-bedroom affordable apartments. Rents for these apartments will range from $871 for a studio to $1,332 for a two-bedroom. The affordable apartments will be marketed through HPD Housing Connect.
The building would also include a lounge, a multipurpose room, a laundry room, tenant storage, and a landscaped courtyard.
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