Reasonably priced Brooklyn Housing: 416 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg

An affordable housing lottery for 65 units has opened in a 22-story building at 416 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, a tower in former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s three-tower, $ 750 million mega-project south of the Williamsburg Bridge.

Of the 65 affordable apartments, there are 31 studios, five one-bedroom units, and three two-bedroom units, starting at $ 565 and going up to $ 2,733 per month.

The lottery is based on an area median income range of 40 percent for 26 of the units, 60 percent for a further 26 units and 130 percent for 13 of the units. Eligible incomes range from $ 21,257 to $ 135,590 for households of one to four people.

Chart via NYC Housing Connect

Development at 416-420 Kent Avenue – the former Kedem winery – was halted for years until real estate company Spitzer Enterprises took the property up for $ 165 million in 2015.

Spitzer soon hired Brooklyn architecture powerhouse ODA to design the structures, and they followed in their usual form with buildings that look like irregularly stacked boxes.

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Rendering of 416-420 Kent Avenue by ODA Architecture over 6sqft

ODA’s other Brooklyn projects include the controversial Pier 6 towers in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 10 Montieth Street on part of the former Rheingold brewery in Bushwick, and sugar-crystal-inspired dumbos on 10 Jay Street.

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Rendering of 416-420 Kent Avenue by ODA Architecture over 6sqft

The building will have a total of 252 units. There will be both semi-private and public terraces, a fitness room, a yoga room, a lounge and a pool.

Applications must be submitted by August 13th. Apply through NYC Housing Connect. To learn more about how to apply for affordable housing, check out Brownstoner’s guide.

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