14-Story Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground at 1921 Atlantic Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

1921 Atlantic Avenue1921 Atlantic Avenue

Construction has broken ground at 1921 Atlantic Avenue, a new 144-foot-tall affordable housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Designed by GF55 Partners, the 14-story residential building will yield 264,520 square feet, with residential amenity spaces, a community center, and a ground-floor supermarket in addition to the 235 units.

Located between Prescott Place and Bancroft Place, the site is part of the New York State Brownfield Clean Program. Involved in the development of the project is the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Housing Development Corporation, Dabar Development Partners, and Thorobird Companies. Factor Group is handling excavation with Monadnock Construction on the construction front.

Site of 1921 Atlantic Avenue. Courtesy of Factor Group

Site of 1921 Atlantic Avenue. Courtesy of Factor Group

1921 Atlantic Avenue will comprise 193,134 square feet designated for residential space with an unspecified number of units dedicated to senior and affordable housing. In addition to 44 enclosed parking spaces, 1921 Atlantic Avenue will have a large courtyard, a landscaped rooftop for residents, and a lounge. Four commercial tenant spaces will span 15,006 square feet, and 7,929 square feet will be allocated for community facilities.

Rendering of 1921 Atlantic Avenue amenities. Courtesy of Thorobird Companies

Rendering of 1921 Atlantic Avenue amenities. Courtesy of Thorobird Companies

Rendering of 1921 Atlantic Avenue amenities. Courtesy of Thorobird Companies

Rendering of 1921 Atlantic Avenue amenities. Courtesy of Thorobird Companies

Rendering of 1921 Atlantic Avenue amenities. Courtesy of Thorobird Companies

Rendering of 1921 Atlantic Avenue amenities. Courtesy of Thorobird Companies

The corner lot is two blocks south of the Ralph Avenue subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. No timeline has been announced yet for the development.

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60 Comments on "14-Story Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground at 1921 Atlantic Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn"

  1. Who comes up with these ugly building designs? I’m thinking they have to be from out of space somewhere everything inside and out looks hard, and instutional like, hospital, not for families.

  2. This looks fairly nice.

  3. David in Bushwick | November 15, 2020 at 10:09 am | Reply

    What a great project! Solid design with some really nice spaces.
    Can anyone explain how projects like this happen and why there aren’t more of them?

    • I’m interested and I would like to know how I can get an application.

      • This building looks very nice and promising just like all the other buildings that went up in Bed-Stuy.
        where i grew up they all say fordable housing but a lot of the people’s that’s living in Bed Stuy are on low income so what good is that Fordable housing doing for us we need low income housing for people’s that are on SSI and SSD public assistance because the way I see it and feel in my heart we have been pushed out of our community by home owners real estate corporations with these high rents since they know we cannot afford it the same thing that happened to Manhattan a lot of people’s that was living in Manhattan they could afford that rent the landowners was hitting them with $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $5,000 month rent so they run to Brooklyn now they’re here in these brand new affordable buildings that they built.
        and there are no one that been raised and grew up in Bed Stuy live in them the rent that they are asking for is too high so what happened to the buildings that have been supposed to been built with a mix income of peoples that seem to vanish disappear and we are still stuck in the same position applying for apartments that we are going to be told you don’t make enough income to get apartment here in this building I went in a building that they built right up on Fulton st and Vanderbilt ave the lady told me as soon as I walked in I’m sure you don’t make enough to move in here.
        P.S IM a 62 year old male that would love to have the opportunity to live in one of the
        Newly built affordable mix low income buildings that are going up do the right thing give everyone a chance for a better way of living.
        do not judge a person by the money they make are the things that they have judge a person by giving them a chance a opportunity to show you the type of person that they are. like that old saying goes you can’t judge a book until you look in it and read it.
        Thank you and stay safe.

  4. Rosemary Stewart | November 15, 2020 at 11:02 am | Reply

    I hope they are affordable for Seniors. I would love a decent apartment ?

    • Leerine Williams | January 21, 2021 at 10:58 am | Reply

      I really need a three bedroom aptment for me and my three daughters, currently living in a basement in one room

  5. Denise M Robertson | November 15, 2020 at 1:48 pm | Reply

    They need to have apartments for low low low income for people who needs places to live. These buildings r for the people who has money. Think about shame shame

  6. Mary Ann Dambrogio | November 15, 2020 at 3:43 pm | Reply

    Would love to apply for application when it becomes available!

  7. They call it affordable, what price range do you consider affordable?

  8. How do I get an application?

  9. How can I receive a application Thank you

  10. Where can we apply for this project? Is it for low income residents? Thanks!

  11. How can I apply for this

  12. Hi! Where can I apply for an appartment?

  13. Where can I get an application?
    Thank you

  14. Are applications available ? WHere ?

  15. How can I receive a application
    Thank you


  16. How do i apply

  17. I would like an application please

  18. I have a one bedroom section 8 voucher and would love to live someplace new and Fresh for the First time living all my life! Staying out of state today because corona 19 keeping safe where I am now. Please sent me an application I would love to go back where I was born the place I call home and proud to live in NEW YORK.

  19. Gloria Kirkland | November 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm | Reply

    Beautiful I Love it yesssss living there.

  20. Hello good day please send me application thank you

  21. I love what I see can I get application.

  22. How can I receive an application? Very interested.

  23. I love it i will love to get a 1 bedroom how could i Apple for it

  24. Application please.

  25. How can I get the Application please

  26. As usual Affordable Housing
    is always in an area that is a
    targeted neighborhood not a racial diverse up n growing
    Why not in Greenpoint or
    Brooklyn Heights
    Park Slope
    Do you really know the area
    I doubt it
    It’s not a great neighborhood

  27. How can I get an application

  28. Diane, you can move to Brownsville if you need to secure a nice place to stay, once this project is complete.

  29. Requesting an application how long is the wait to be called for this type of housing

  30. Make this also Affordable the people who’s been living The neighborhood!!!

  31. sharon Johnson Raysor | November 16, 2020 at 3:57 am | Reply

    How do I get an application

  32. How can I get an application?

  33. Beautiful building

  34. It’s going to be beautiful. I ride pass there every morning on my way to work. I watch them build 1875 Atlantic Avenue. It’s going to make the neighborhood look better. Bed-Stuy deserves to look beautiful too. Thanks. How can I receive an application?

  35. Good morning how can I receive a application?

  36. Franckne Frazier | November 16, 2020 at 7:29 am | Reply

    Francine Frazier/November16 2020 at 7:27am Repy

    Beautiful Building leave to live thete

  37. I am interested I would like to know how I could get an application

  38. Beware when they say “affordable housing” because for retirees and seniors knowing your fixed income is not the affordable they have in mind. Which means not for you. So let’s be real.

  39. Please send me a application:

  40. Franckne Frazier | November 16, 2020 at 9:27 am | Reply

    Francine frazier/Nocember 16,2020 at 7:27am /Reply

    Beautiful Buildung

  41. How can I get an application?

  42. How can i get an application for two ppl?

  43. How do i get a application

  44. I like the look of the view from above,and the environment. I would like to get some more information on the property and how to obtain an application and the process.

  45. Would like to have an application

  46. Love the design!! Would love to live there!! How can I get an application??

  47. bettina bonterre | November 16, 2020 at 6:10 pm | Reply

    Solid work status city employee inquiring about application for this building, pls send – thank you in advance

  48. Application please

  49. I would love an application. I have applied to over 50 affordable housings since 2017. With no luck. Hopefully luck will change soon?

  50. How can I get Application

  51. This building is beautiful. I would like to get a application. Where do I apply ????

  52. The neighborhood is fine – I’ve lived 2 blocks away for years and had no problems. It’s bigger than older buildings around but not horribly out of context. The rendering doesn’t show the LIRR elevated tracks in front of it, though. The site has been a vacant wasteland for a very long time and the need for new housing is obvious from the many comments wishing to apply for the apartments.

  53. Hello I would like an application please how can I apply

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