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Learn How to Apply for an Affordable Apartment Near BAM

 BAM South will bring 76 affordable apartments to Fort Greene.
BAM South will bring 76 affordable apartments to Fort Greene.
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Ten Arquitectos

FORT GREENE — As construction begins to wrap up on a new 32-story rental tower in Fort Greene, developer Two Trees will be hosting workshops on how to apply to the building’s affordable housing units.

Three workshops will be held between May 2 and June 1 for residents interested in applying to live in one of 76 affordable units at the BAM South Tower at 300 Ashland Place, according to the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

Two Trees has not yet announced when the affordable housing lottery will open or what the rates will be for BAM South.

A representative for Two Trees said construction is slated to be completed in the second half of 2016 and that the goal is for residents to start moving in this fall.

The 379-unit tower, designed by Enrique Norten of Ten Arquitectos, takes up a 47,000-square-foot triangular lot bordered by Flatbush Avenue, Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place. 

The building will feature 50,000 square feet of cultural space including BAM Cinemas, 651 ARTS dance studios and a new Brooklyn Public Library branch, as well as 43,000 square feet of retail space. 

The tower will include a 10,000-square-foot public plaza designed by Grain Collective. 

The new high-rise is in the center of Fort Greene’s cultural district and is within walking distance of BAM, Theatre for a New Audience, Mark Morris Dance Center, Barclays Center and Atlantic Terminal.

BAM South is just one of several new developments that will bring more than 1,000 affordable housing to the area.  

Applications are now open for 181 affordable apartments at the Pacific Park complex at 461 Dean St., and applications closed last month for 282 affordable units at 250 Ashland Place.  

Affordable housing opportunities are expected to be announced in 2016 for The Hub at 333 Schermerhorn, BAM North at Ashland Place and Fulton Street and 300 Livingston St., according to the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

For more information or to apply to affordable housing, visit the Housing Connect website

Here’s a list of upcoming affordable housing workshops:

BAM South at 300 Ashland Place

► Monday, May 2, 6:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Church
31 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY

► Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.
Queen of All Saints
300 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 

► Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.
St. Nicholas Orthodox
357 State St., Brooklyn, NY 

Pacific Park at 461 Dean St.
(To attend any of these workshops, RSVP with 461dean@mutualhousingny.org, or call 718.246.8080 ext 224.)

► Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
BAM Rose Cinema #4
30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217

►Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m.  
Community Board 2 Meeting at the Ingersoll Community Center Gymnasium
177 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201

►Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m.
Community Board 8 Meeting at the Center Light Health Care Center 
727 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

►Monday, May 16, 6 p.m. 
Bed Stuy Restoration
1378 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11216