Fogarty Finger Architecture has debuted new renderings of a nine-story residential building at 457 Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The newly subdivided tax lot where the development will be located was originally designated to the Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church, constructed in 1882. Ranger Properties was allowed to proceed with construction following a $2.1 million transfer of land rights to repurpose the church’s underutilized parking lot. The development also required an approved tax lot division, which successfully passed through the Department of Buildings in 2018.
The new building will contain 120,809 square feet and include 112 apartments. Twenty percent of the units are earmarked as permanently below-market rate. An additional allotment of apartments will include shared‐suite residences also offered at below-market rate.
The exterior of the new residential development is described as a sympathetic gesture to the church’s historic design and attempts to incorporate both Romanesque gestures and modern elements in one cohesive structure. In this regard, the building will be clad in a similarly hued masonry façade with arching oversized windows along the exterior of the residential component. The structure also features arched entryways and a large setback area that will support an assortment of outdoor amenities.
The ground floor of the property will include an unspecified mix of retail businesses.
According to the architects, construction is expected to wrap by summer 2021.