Since its inception, even the most steadfast supporters of the
LIBOR Barclays Center and the entire Atlantic Yards project could be stopped with the question: “Where is the affordable housing?” The Atlantic Yards Report went to a meeting last night where Forest City Ratner adressed the issue, presenting their plans for the first building to be going up next to the arena.
Set to break ground by the end of the year, Building 2, as the housing tower is currently known, will have 362 apartments, 181 of which will be set aside for affordable housing. Forest City Ratner is currently promising to make applications available in January of 2014. If you meet income requirements, you could be one of the lucky people to end up with a $494 a month studio apartment in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. Given the building’s proximity to Barclays, that seems like a small enough amount of money to pay for the possible inconvenience of drunk guys in Kris Humphries jerseys peeing on your doorstep.