Monday, 17 October 2016

Sunset Park library redevelopment will include 49 affordable apartments

New details have emerged for the eight-story development

The Brooklyn Public Library’s Sunset Park branch will house a new and improved 21,000-square-foot library on the lower levels, and 49 affordable apartments above that. Now, the Brooklyn Paper has details on those units, all 49 of which will be earmarked for "a range of low-income tenants, including those who qualify for federal housing assistance," per the paper.

Yearly income requirements for the building will start at $22,500 for a single person and go up to $86,967 for a family of four. Half the units are designated for current residents of Community Board 7, while nine are set aside for victims of domestic violence who’ve been living in shelters, the Paper reports. Eight of the units will be accessible, and another eight will accept Section 8 vouchers.

Rents for 39 of the units will range from $532 (for the cheapest studios) to $1,272 (for the priciest three-bedrooms). It’s not yet clear what the plans are for the remaining 10 units, which are marked for higher-earning tenants who are still technically low-income, but they’ll be below market rate. All the units will be available via the city’s affordable housing lottery.

Of course, nothing’s a done deal yet—the plans still have to go through a public review process, and the City Council will ultimately have to sign off on everything.



from
http://ny.curbed.com/2016/10/17/13304850/sunset-park-library-redevelopment-affordable-housing

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