City Planning Votes to Approve East New York Mixed Use Building

Rendering of 1377 Sutter Avenue. Image Credit: NYC CPC.

All the building’s units will be income restricted. On March 2, 2022, the City Planning Commission voted to approve an application that would facilitate the development of a five-story mixed-use building at 1377 Sutter Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. The project site currently contains two underutilized non-conforming commercial buildings.

The building will have 28 residential units, with eight studios, twelve one-bedroom units, and eight two-bedroom units. All of the units will be income restricted. Eight permanently affordable units will be under Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Option 2, which requires buildings to set aside 30 percent of the building’s residential units at an average 80 percent area median income (AMI). Three units will be set aside for formerly homeless individuals and families, twenty units will be set at 50 percent AMI, and five units will be at 80 percent AMI. 

The building also contains accessory parking for ten cars in the cellar, a 5,221 square foot rooftop outdoor recreational area, private balcony or terrace for each unit, and the building contains 7,436 square feet of ground floor retail space. For CityLand’s prior coverage of this application, click here

For the vote, Chair Dan Garodnick abstained as he was not appointed to his role when it was presented at a public hearing last month. Commissioner Leah Goodridge voted against the application, but all the other commissioners voted to approve it. 

The application now moves to the City Council.

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the CityLaw fellow and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)



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