The fate of Crown Heights’ St. Ignatius Catholic Church was sealed when the Bishop of Brooklyn shuttered it two years ago, and now foundation work has begun for the apartment building that will rise in its place. YIMBY reader Tectonic strolled by the site at 267 Rogers Avenue and snapped this photo of the planned five-story development.
Permits were approved last year to build 165 apartments spread across 112,155 square feet of residential space, for a rental-sized unit average of 679 square feet. Each floor will include about 35 apartments, except for the fifth, which will only have 24.
Heights Advisors are developing the project, which will have 35 subterranean parking spots and 48 open ones. There will be a fitness room, storage, laundry, recreation space and 83 bike parking spots in the cellar, and a roof terrace on the fifth floor. Think Architecture and Design is the architect of record.
The former church property stretches a full block from Carroll to Crown Streets along Rogers, but unfortunately, there won’t be much activity on the ground floor. The high school next door and the 2/5 stop a block away make it an ideal location for ground floor retail, but the site is only zoned for residential.
Here’s the rendering on the fence, which isn’t exactly contextual, but at least the project has yellow highlights to break up its long facade: