Renderings Reveal ‘The Norma’ 100-Percent Affordable Condominium Property in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

The New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has released the first images of The Norma, a 100 percent affordable condominium in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The 11-story building, designed by Leong Leong, will contain 44 condominiums and an emergency care facility on the ground floor operated by the Brownsville Multi Service Wellness and Health Center.

Norma is one of two locations that are earmarked for affordable housing under the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Plan. The aim of the program, which started in 2020, is to create apartment buildings and residential property for low-income families, former homeless people and first-time buyers. The plan is the result of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Initiative, a group that includes the HPD, community organizations, local residents and elected officials.

To complete The Norma, the HPD selected proposals from development partners Almat Urban and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to redesign the town’s property.

“The thoughtful proposals from Almat Urban and Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation reflect the neighborhood’s desire for more affordable home ownership,” said HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll. “These plans advance many of the Bed Stuy Housing Plan’s priorities to protect residents from displacement and promote equitable ownership between M / WBE and nonprofit developers.”

The floor plan mix ranges from one to three-room floor plans. The highest quality units include small Juliette balconies. All buyers have individual storage space in the basement, integrated washer-dryers and free WiFi throughout the building. The residents also have access to an outdoor terrace on the second floor. Renderings show the building, which is clad with an earth-colored masonry facade with an irregular grid of staggered windows.

Aerial view of The Norma (Site 1) and Site 2 of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Plan - New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

Aerial view of The Norma (Site 1) and Site 2 of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Housing Plan – New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

The Norma is funded through HPD’s Open Door program for affordable cooperatives and condominiums. Available units are determined for households that earn up to 110 percent of the median area-related income (AMI). For a family of three, that would mean no more than $ 118,000 in annual income. The majority of the units will be reserved for families earning between 70 and 100 percent 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 residential and commercial project called The Norma,” said Colvin Grannum , Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration President and CEO of the company. “Restoration’s mission is to relentlessly pursue strategies to fill gaps in family and community wealth to ensure that all families in Central Brooklyn are wealthy and healthy.”

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