A proposal has been revealed for the redevelopment of the St. Gregory the Great School, a four-floor Neo-Classical design by Helmle & Corbett from 1921. The notable historic features include the entrance portico and building piers at the upper story windows, with arch-headed blind lintels. The proposal is to almost double the building’s floor count and add residential units to the old school building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, at 991 Saint Johns Place.
The 185-foot tall structure will bring forty apartments to the neighborhood. Residents will have access to an amenities space, lobby, and terraces. A duplex unit will be created between the basement and first floor.
PKSB Architects will be responsible for the design.
The site is three blocks away from the Kingston Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 4 trains. The building is awaiting approval from the Landmark Preservation Commission and would include preservation of the connected church of St. Gregory.
Another proposal nearby includes 959 Sterling Place. While renderings have not been released, recent permits detail a 201-unit construction on the premises of the historic 19th Century Christian school, formerly the Methodic Episcopal Home for the Aged. Morris Adjmi Architects will be responsible for that design.