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Affordable apartments at Bushwick's St. Mark's Church debut from $822/month

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The three-building project comes with a total of 20 affordable apartments

All photos via Nooklyn

The conversion of Bushwick’s historic St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church into rentals is nearing completion, and with that developer Cayuga Capital has launched the lottery [PDF!] for the project’s 20 affordable apartments, DNAinfo first reported.

The affordable apartments here start at $822 for a studio (for an individual making between $28,183-$38,100 annually) and go up to $1,071 per month for a two-bedroom for people making between $36,720 and $54,360.

There’s just one studio apartment up for grabs among the affordable units, with nine one-bedrooms, and 10 two-bedrooms making up the rest of the affordable units tally.

Though there’s still some time before the project’s market-rate rentals launch, they are expected to start at $2,500 for a studio and go up to $6,000 per month for a two-bedroom, according to DNAinfo.

Cayuga purchased this property at 616 Bushwick Avenue in 2011 for $4.1 million. In the years after its purchase, and before construction got underway, the space was used as an event venue, artists’ studios, and even served as a film location.

An initial plan to convert this complex into condos was rejected by the city in favor of a rental conversion. Overall the project includes 99 apartments spread out between the old church building, a school building, and a new building that Cayuga built at the complex. That new structure topped out in February 2015.

Residents within Brooklyn Community Board 4 will get a preference on half of the affordable units, and applicants have until June 9 this year to apply. Nooklyn has been hired to carry out marketing and leasing on the project.