Renderings Reveal ‘The Norma’ 100% Affordable Condominium Property in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has released the first images of The Norma, a 100% affordable condominium property in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Designed by Leong Leong, the 11-story building will contain 44 condominiums and a ground floor urgent care facility operated by the Brownsville Multi-Service Health and Wellness Center.
The Norma is one of two sites designated for affordable housing developments under the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Plan. Launched in 2020, the program’s goal is to create multi-family rental properties and home ownership opportunities for low-income families, formerly homeless people and first-time home buyers. The plan is the result of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Initiative, a group that includes HPD, community organizations, local residents and elected officials.
To complete The Norma, HPD selected proposals from development partners Almat Urban and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to transform the city-owned land.
“The thoughtful proposals from Almat Urban and the Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation reflect the neighborhood’s desire for more affordable homeownership opportunities,” said HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll. “These plans advance many of the priorities of the Bed-Stuy Housing Plan to protect residents from displacement and promote equitable ownership between M/WBE and nonprofit developers.”
The mix of floor plans ranges from one to three bedroom layouts. The more upscale units will include small Juliette balconies. All buyers will have access to individual storage space in the basement, washer dryers in the unit and free wireless internet throughout the building. Residents will also have access to an outdoor terrace on the second floor. Renderings show the building clad in an earth-toned masonry facade with an irregular grid of staggered windows.
The Norma will be funded by HPD’s Open Door program for affordable co-ops and condos. Available units will be designated for households earning up to 110% of the Regional Median Income (AMI). For a family of three, that would be no more than $118,000 in annual income. The majority of units will be reserved for families earning between 70 and 100% AMI.
“Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) is honored to be part of the Bed-Stuy Collective team selected to develop Site 1 as a mixed-use property and commercial project known as The Norma,” said Colvin Grannum. , Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration. President and CEO of the company. “The mission of Restoration is to relentlessly pursue strategies to close gaps in family and community wealth to ensure that all families in central Brooklyn are prosperous and healthy.”
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