The affordable housing lottery is now underway at a fully affordable project in Flushing, Queens, with 231 apartments up for grabs. Of the total units, 66 have been set aside for seniors aged 62 years and older, and rents on those apartments start from $548/month. As for the rest, rents on those start at $865/month.
The development, located at 133-45 41st Avenue, spans almost the entire stretch of 41st Avenue between Main Street and College Point Boulevard. The development, officially known as One Flushing, has a mix of studio through three-bedroom apartments. The senior residences are open to those making 40 and 50 percent of the area median income, which ranges from $20,675 to $41,750 per year. The other affordable units are being offered to those making 60, 100, and 130 percent of the area median income.
Residents in this building, which was developed by Monadnock Development and designed by Bernheimer Architecture, will have access to a 24-hour attended lobby, a residents lounge, a rooftop garden, a fitness center, a laundry facility, and bicycle storage. In addition to the amenities, the project will also have ground floor retail and community facilities.
Asian Americans for Equality and HANAC co-developed the project with Monadnock, and all three were chosen by the city in 2015 to bring the development to fruition. We got our first full look at the development in 2016, and now two years later, the project is nearing the finish line. Prospective tenants have until August 28 to apply to the lottery.