A Few Affordable Apartments to Rise on Jefferson Street in Bushwick

A Few Affordable Apartments to Rise on Jefferson Street in Bushwick
The new Jefferson Street building was designed by Stat Architecture for Neighborhood Restore (Via Stat Architecture)

BUSHWICK – A new building planned for Bushwick is being built by a non-profit developer, with four condos planned for the site that will apparently be affordable housing.

The four-story apartment will fill in a small lot in at 272 Jefferson Street, between Knickerbocker and Irving Avenues, near Maria Hernandez Park. Permits have been filed to demolish the small one-story garage that currently stands at the lot.

The building will be four stories with four units that will likely be condominiums, as they average about 1,375 square feet, YIMBY reported. At four stories, the new building will be commensurate with other structures on the block—joined on either side by modern, four-story multi-unit residentials.

Affordable-housing non-profit Neighborhood Restore is the owner of the lot, which appears to have been ceded to the group by the city in 2003, according to property records. Stat Architecture is responsible for the design.

A current look at 272 Jefferson, where a single-story garage will be demolished for the project (Via PropertyShark)

The new building is two blocks down from the Jefferson L train stop, but once the Canarsie Tunnel repairs disrupt access into Manhattan next spring, residents will have to walk down to the Knickerbocker M stop. Stops for the B57 and B60 buses can be found a couple blocks in either direction.

As new development continues pushing into Bushwick, just about every empty lot or unused space seems to be home to a new building, like 1205 Broadway or 61 Troutman Street. Though with an affordable angle, it will be interesting to see if this new building remains within reach of average renters.


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