New permits have been filed for a mixed-use building at 894 Fountain Street, in East New York, Brooklyn. The extant multi-building complex is owned by the State of New York and was previously the home of the Brooklyn Developmental Center.
The location gained controversial notoriety following the center’s closure due to a budget plan enacted by Governor Cuomo, which also forced the shuttering of three similar facilities. Despite the community’s loss of an important mental health center, it will be gaining a solution to the problem of homelessness.
The new structure is slated to become mixed-income housing.
The project is set to offer 483,560 square feet of space, 356,170 square feet of which will be dedicated to residential use, while 55,148 square feet will be for commercial use. The building will rise 95 feet, divided between nine stories, and create 422 units. The site will also contain 260 parking spaces.
Aufgang Architects is responsible for the design. Fountain Seaview One Housing Development Fund Corporation and Arker Companies are responsible for the site’s development. No demolition permits have been filed yet.
The lot sits just north of the Belt Parkway, nearby to the New Lots Avenue subway station, which offers service on the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines.