When we last checked in on 267 Rogers Avenue in southern Crown Heights, the planned five-story rental building was barely more than a hole in the ground. Now walls are up, and the building has finally started to take shape.
Most of the structure is still open, but workers have installed windows on some of the units that face the interior courtyard.
The project replaced St. Ingatius Catholic Church, which shuttered three years ago as the Catholic Church unloaded properties across the five boroughs. The 51,000-square-foot site fronts Rogers Avenue, Crown Street, and Carroll Street, and bumps right up against Medgar Evers College. The development takes full advantage of the huge property, wrapping around what looks like a central courtyard or a parking lot.
When construction wraps, there will be 165 apartments divided across 112,155 square feet of residential space. Permits approved in September call for 34 or 35 units per floor, except for the fifth, which will have 24 units and a roof deck.
The cellar will hold most of the amenities, including laundry, 83 bike storage spots, a fitness room, storage, and recreation space. Thanks to the city’s outdated zoning code, the building will include plenty of parking – 35 spots in an underground garage and 48 open ones in the rear yard.
Heights Advisors is developing 267 Rogers, which will be one of the largest new rental buildings in western Crown Heights by the time it’s finished. Think Architecture and Design is handling the architecture.