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Walls Rise at 267 Rogers Avenue, a 165-Unit Rental in Crown Heights

267 Rogers Avenue from the corner of Rogers and Crown Street. all photos by Rebecca Baird-Remba267 Rogers Avenue from the corner of Rogers and Crown Street. all photos by Rebecca Baird-Remba

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.

267 Rogers Avenue from the corner of Rogers and Carroll Street

267 Rogers Avenue, from the corner of Rogers and Carroll Street

Looking through from Crown to Carroll Streets

Looking through from Crown to Carroll Streets

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.

267 Rogers Avenue, from Crown Street

267 Rogers Avenue, from Crown Street

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 Thanks to the city’s outdated zoning code, the building will include plenty of parking – 35 spots in an underground garage and 48 open ones in the rear yard.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.

267 Rogers Avenue, rendering by Think Architecture and Design

267 Rogers Avenue, rendering by Think Architecture and Design

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5 Comments on "Walls Rise at 267 Rogers Avenue, a 165-Unit Rental in Crown Heights"

  1. ex brooklyn guy | January 29, 2016 at 8:12 am |

    Crummy area despite the real estate hype.

  2. Evelyn Tully Costa | January 29, 2016 at 9:51 am |

    Looks like a cheap hotel. WHAT is wrong with architects? They seems to be competing with each other to see HOW banal, boring and utterly uninspiring these structures can be. Did they even LOOK around at the classically designed early 20th century structures around them? Due to THOSE they’ll be able to get top dollar for their pile of junk. Hypocrites, but I’ll bet they don’t even know WHAT I’m talking about which is the problem.

  3. Hey Evelyn, it is easy to blame the architects (and they certainly deserve some of the blame), but the real culprits here are developers who lack even a modicum of civic responsibility for our shared aesthetic experience. Of course, the consumers are also to blame, as the ugliness of the building seems to have no effect on sales price. That said, we could also blame the city for not having aesthetic controls, but that would probably add to the cost of construction and add another layer of bureaucracy without even creating much better construction (for proof see the aesthetic standards in much of middle America where they turn out even worse schlock).

  4. Stephen Smith | January 29, 2016 at 1:33 pm |

    I actually like the design, except for the PTACs. But I’m a sucker for yellow accents.

  5. Do u have any affordable apt. For the low income please post

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