The affordable housing lottery launches today for fifteen prime units at The Brooklyn Zinc, a new Prospect Heights rental defined by swanky amenities (screening room, pet spa) and an Euro-industrial (?) corrugated exterior facade, made from the eponymous zinc.
The affordable units, located at 313 St. Marks Avenue, will be a mix of studios, one-, and two-bedrooms, with studios asking a $856/month, one-beds clocking in at $958/month, and two-beds going for $1,115/month. Not bad, compared to the price tags on the building’s 60 market-rate units, which start at $2,400/month for a studio and hit $5,200/month for a three-bedroom.
The affordable digs are earmarked for those making up to 60 percent of the area median income, which means applicants will have to meet different financial criteria for different units, depending on the number of people in the household. (A single person looking to apply for a studio, for example, would need to be making between $29,349 and $40,080 annually; a family of four applying for a two-bedroom would need an annual household income between $38,195 and $57,240.) Residents of Brooklyn Community Board 8 get preference, as do municipal employees and applicants with hearing, vision, or mobility issues.
Developed by Industrie Capital Partners and designed by S3 Architecture, the building boasts a landscaped roof deck and a trapezoidal courtyard. Some number of units are also equipped with private balconies, though no word as to whether any of those will be among the affordable ones.
The full details are available via HPD’s affordable housing application (as always, PDF).