Statement from Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley Re: Key Updates to the Bedford Union Armory Proposal

November 21, 2017

Brooklyn, NY – “I commend Council Member Laurie Cumbo on her determined efforts in negotiating today’s deal with the City and the Bedford Union Armory developer. Even though the task became incredibly difficult at times, she worked tirelessly to ensure this project would meet the needs and desires of her constituents.

“I would like to applaud the de Blasio administration and the Economic Development Corporation for working together to ensure this proposal best reflects the affordability needs of Brooklynites. As the current plan stands, there will be no condos. Additionally, there will be an increase of units below 60 AMI (Area Median Income) from 18% to 60%, and 98 units at 50 AMI or below, bringing the total number of permanent, low-income housing units to 250.

“Men, women, and children in Brooklyn not only need affordable housing but access to resources. Thanks to Council Member Cumbo, the Bedford-Union Armory project will work to bring a real sense of relief to its surrounding communities by giving residents access to a state-of-the-art resource center and locking in building space for local non-profit organizations. I look forward to working alongside the Council Member as we continue to ensure that this project benefits every person that calls Brooklyn home,” said Assemblyman Mosley.