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City seeks developers for Broadway Triangle affordable housing

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The apartments must qualify for the city’s Extremely Low and Low-Income Affordability Program

Magnusson Architecture and Planning, via Department of City Planning

The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a portion of the contentious Broadway Triangle, a parcel of land where Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick meet, reports Politico (h/t The Real Deal).

Back in March, the ongoing fight brought on by housing activists over the rezoning of the former Pfizer site intensified even further when activists Churches United for Fair Housing and Brooklyn Residents Against Segregated Housing filed a lawsuit in March intended to get the rezoning overturned. Per their allegations, the city did not properly study the effects that the rezoning would have on racial segregation and displacement in the area.

For the RPF, the city is looking for developers that can transform one of the sites into affordable housing units that cater to the city’s Extremely Low and Low-Income Affordability Program, where at least 70 percent of the apartments are allocated for tenants earning less than 60 percent of the area median income and another 10 percent of units are reserved for the formerly homeless.