PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Applications are now open for the first units of affordable housing at the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park complex.
Potential tenants of the 181 apartments at 461 Dean St., located directly next to the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, can apply for housing in the building through the city’s Housing Connect system as of Wednesday.
The modular tower built by Forest City Ratner Companies is the first building in the 22-acre Pacific Park development (formerly Atlantic Yards) to join the city-run affordable housing lottery. The Dean Street property will contain half market-rate apartments and half affordable housing; the tower has 363 units in total.
Rents at 461 Dean St. will range from $559 per month for a studio at the lowest income requirement bracket ($20,675 to $25,400 per year for one person) to $3,012 per month for a two-bedroom at the highest income bracket (between $104,915 and $144,960 per year, depending on household size), the lottery requirements said.
The building has 75 studios, 70 one-bedrooms and 36 two-bedrooms, according to the application.
Preference for half of the 181 apartments will be given to residents of nearby community board districts 2, 3, 6 and 8, which cover Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, DUMBO, parts of downtown Brooklyn, Prospect Heights and Crown Heights.
Five percent of the units will be set aside for applicants with mobility disabilities and 2 percent will be reserved for tenants with hearing disabilities. Preference will be given to municipal employees for five percent of the apartments, the requirements said.
The opening of the lottery comes weeks after the developers originally said the units would come online. Earlier this year, Mutual Housing Association of New York — the group organizing the housing lottery on behalf of FCRC — said in fliers and messages to local community groups that the lottery would open in March.
A representative of the developer provided no explanation for the delay, saying the March timeline was a rough estimate.
When complete, the Pacific Park complex will include 2,250 units of affordable housing. As mandated by an agreement with the state, the developers must finish all subsidized housing in the complex by 2025.