Tenants began moving into the first of the two affordable buildings last week.
There will be five public sessions before the speaker's steering committee submits a rezoning plan.
Here are three income-restricted apartments for less than $500,000.
Groups are calling for a rezoning process that includes affordable housing and union jobs.
The new complex on Herkimer Street will also provide units for individuals with mental health issues.
Rents for the 235 affordable apartments include two-bedrooms for $1,124 per month.
If de Blasio's 1 percent tax on $1.75M homes is approved, expect to see more homes priced at $1.65M.
The building should also "avoid looking like a dystopian glass box," the board wrote.
Mayor de Blasio hopes to spur affordable housing through a mansion tax and reform of 421a tax benefits.
The city's top housing advocates say blocking the expansion will hamstring affordable development.
There are 19 affordable units at 490 Myrtle Ave., near Hall Street in Clinton Hill.
The city unveiled its "Jamaica Now Action Plan."
The city's housing lottery is accepting applications.
Affordable rentals have decreased Downtown by more 20 percent over the past four years.
Sutton Management applied for 421a, a tax exemption for buildings with 20 percent affordable units.
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