Back in the summer of 2014, YIMBY reported on filings for a new eight-story, 119-unit mixed-use building at 945 Bergen Street, in northwestern Crown Heights, but those plans have since been abandoned for a more conservative project. Instead of demolishing the former Nassau Brewing Co., Crow Hill Development is planning to convert the dilapidated four- and six-story structures into a single mixed-use building measuring 71,692 square feet. The building will include 32,493 square feet of residential space for 36 units. Retail space and restaurants will be located on the ground and below-grade levels, and the remaining square footage will take on some form of manufacturing use. Commercial Observer reports an $18 million construction loan was recently secured, and completion is expected in early 2017. Formactiv Architecture is designing.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law, which empowered the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate landmarks and historic districts in the five boroughs. With 2015 coming to an end, we thought it would be a good time to review what the commission has protected this year. Six individual landmarks and four historic districts were designated, adding up to protection for over 2,000 more structures.
A six-story residential building might grow on the corner of Classon Avenue and St. Johns Place in western Crown Heights. New building applications were filed yesterday for a 65-foot-tall development at 794 Classon Avenue, right near the border with Prospect Heights.
The city’s Economic Development Corporation held a press conference today to announce plans for the block-long and century-old Bedford Union Armory at 1555 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, which will get 13 stories of rental apartments, a recreation center, community event space and commercial space.
Construction is finally underway at a long-stalled development site at 1 Sullivan Place in Crown Heights, and we’ve got a rendering for the eight-story building rising on the corner of Washington Avenue, next to Prospect Park.