Rendering of Vernon Tower, via PACS Architecture and Excel Development
On Monday, the lottery opens for 21 affordable units in a new luxury residential building located on the border of the trendy Queens neighborhoods of Astoria and Long Island City. The mixed-use rental at 11-06 31st Drive, called the Vernon Tower despite being just eight-stories, sits directly across from Socrates Sculpture Park and just a few blocks from the Noguchi Museum and waterfront promenade. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the units ranging from $867/month studios to $1,123/month two-bedrooms.
Unit renderings from 2016 of Vernon Tower apartment, via PACS Architecture and Excel Development. These are for marketing purposes only and do not reflect the specific units available through the lottery.
Rendering from 2016 of Vernon Tower roof deck, via PACS Architecture and Excel Development
In addition to the 105 apartments, the building, developed by Excel Development Group and designed by PACS Architecture, includes 1,500 square feet of retail space. Residents of Vernon Tower can enjoy a well-equipped fitness center, landscaped green roof deck, a recreation room, bike storage and in-unit washer/dryer. A 24-hour doorman will be stationed in the lobby as well as a hi-tech security system throughout.
The waterfront property overlooks Socrates Sculpture Park and sits near the site of the Welling Court Mural Project and plenty of restaurants and shops. It’s nearest to the N and W trains.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments until January 8, 2018. Residents of Queens Community Board 1 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
Use 6sqft’s map below to find even more ongoing housing lotteries.
If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city. And find future market-rate listings for the Vernon Tower here.
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