A trio of affordable housing developers have been building the huge, mixed-income Navy Green project next to the Navy Yard for nearly a decade, and now the final piece—23 townhouses—is under construction. A crop of single-family homes is taking shape on Vanderbilt and Clermont Avenues between Flushing and Park Avenues, on the border of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
Nearly a year ago, YIMBY reported on applications for a 12-story, 109-unit mixed-use building at 15 Lafayette Avenue, in Fort Greene/Downtown Brooklyn, and now a ground-breaking ceremony has been held to kick off construction at the site. According to Brownstoner, 40% of the apartments will be let at below-market rates, and 21,400 square feet of cultural community space will be located in the base, with The Center for Fiction and Mark Morris Dance Group both taking space.
Over a year ago, the three-story office building at 570 Fulton Street, in Fort Greene, hit the market as a development site, and now Slate Property Group, Meadow Partners and a third unknown developer have acquired the property for $23 million. The site has 72,000 square feet of development rights, or 86,000 square feet with the inclusionary housing bonus, and condominiums are likely planned. The developers are also working on a 16-story, 126-unit mixed-use building at 1 Flatbush Avenue, located adjacent to 570 Fulton.
In the beginning of August, YIMBY posted a construction update on the 52-story, 586-unit mixed-use building at 250 Ashland Place, in Fort Greene/DoBro, and now the building appears to have topped-out, per the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Cladding installation is moving quickly, and windows are also now up to the 20th floor. The ground floor will contain 10,800 square feet of retail, as well as 8,000 square feet of office space. Gotham Organization is developing while FXFOWLE Architects is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.
Property owner Alireza Esmaeilzadeh has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit townhouse at 147 Saint Felix Street, in southern Fort Greene, located across the street from Atlantic Terminal and 11 different subway lines. The building will measure 3,364 square feet in total, with one unit occupying the first floor and a second taking up the second and third floors. Think Architecture and Design is the architect of record, and the site’s old three story building was demolished in 1999.