In the development-heavy nexus of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn (otherwise known as the Brooklyn Cultural District), a new rental building, dubbed Caesura, has launched its affordable housing lottery. The building, located at 280 Ashland Place (once a parking facility), will have 123 apartments over 12 floors; a select few—49, to be exact—are reserved as affordable housing.
In addition to the usual studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, there are also 13 micro units (though how micro we’re talking has yet to be revealed); seven of those will be priced at $886/month, with six more going for $1,482/month, for those making 80 percent and 130 percent, respectively, of the area median income.
As for the not-super-tiny units, studios will be priced at $1,078 and $1,794/month; one-bedrooms are $1,360 and $2,255; and finally, two-bedrooms are $1,642 and $2,715.
All those in need of affordable housing—which is to say, many New Yorkers—have until August 11th to apply. (You can do so online, right here.)
When the building opens, it’ll boast a hospitality “station,” fitness room, community lounge, conservatory, roof terrace, bike storage, tenant storage, laundry room and package room. Apartments will have hardwood floors, Caesarstone quartz countertops, white cabinetry and keyless entry.
Jonathan Rose Companies is constructing the building and Bozzuto Management is running it. The team has also hired Ollie to provide things like high-speed Wi-Fi and weekly housekeeping to units at an extra charge.