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Chestnut Commons

Plan for “Chestnut Commons” Affordable Housing Revealed in East New York

Plans have been announced for 274 affordable housing units as part of a project entitled Chestnut Commons, in East New York. A rezoning shift pushed by the East New York Neighborhood Plan is mostly responsible for the site’s potential. The building will be affordable to households earning up to $51,540, with more than 80 units for households earning up to $25,770, including a set-aside for formerly homeless families and individuals.

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137 Jamaica Avenue (empty lot plus low-rise buildings below), overhead shot from Bing Maps

Permits Filed: 137 Jamaica Avenue

East New York has emerged as the first neighborhood that’s likely to be considered for rezoning by the de Blasio administration. And while YIMBY contributor John Petro has written about what might be in store, a permit…

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