CWB Architects Reveals Renderings of Clermont Rowhouses in Fort Greene Historic District

Rendering of Clermont Row Homes - CWB ArchitectsRendering of Clermont Row Homes - CWB Architects

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will review proposals from CWB Architects to construct a row of five identical townhomes in the Fort Greene Historic District. Located along Clermont Avenue, the property addresses range from 352 to 360 Clermont Avenue and would replace an existing one-story parking structure and a surrounding parking lot.

Illustrations depict building elevations along Clermont Avenue with the proposed development (top) and existing conditions (bottom)

Illustrations depict building elevations along Clermont Avenue with the proposed development (top) and existing conditions (bottom)

Each home includes four stories above ground, one cellar level, and a rear yard. The residences will offer four bedrooms, large master levels with private study and lounge areas, laundry units, a sizable roof deck, and a private, single-vehicle parking garage.

The exteriors will feature traditional brickwork similar to many structures in Fort Greene. Both front and rear elevations of the building offer large window openings to promote the flow of natural light throughout each home.

Clermont Rowhouses - CWB Architects

Clermont Rowhouses – CWB Architects

Clermont Rowhouses - CWB Architects

Clermont Rowhouses – CWB Architects

The Fort Greene Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and is recognized for its heavy concentration of townhouses constructed between 1840 and 1890. In addition to historic residences, the Battle of Long Island was fought in Fort Greene in 1776, and the neighborhood gets its name from a fort from that was ordered to be built by General Nathanael Greene.

In more recent history, the neighborhood has witnessed a flurry of grand-scale developments including 300 Ashland Place and 810 Fulton Street, among others.

Map of the Fort Greene Historic District illustrates the location of Clermont Rowhouses - CWB Architecture

Map of the Fort Greene Historic District illustrates the location of Clermont Rowhouses – CWB Architecture

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5 Comments on "CWB Architects Reveals Renderings of Clermont Rowhouses in Fort Greene Historic District"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Collocated on words and renderings showing on developments. Colloquial that I want to pick is ‘agreed’. (Thank you)

  2. David in Bushwick | April 29, 2019 at 8:57 am | Reply

    This is an excellent, modern interpretation for a historical neighborhood. Each house having a garage would not be historical nor is it appropriate to add private parking curb cuts that removes public parking from the street.
    This historical district is surprisingly small and certainly needs expansion.

  3. Nice to see a reinterpretation of a classic brownstone. I wish they could use brownstone or a material that could mimic it rather than the more ubiquitous brick.

  4. While the Fort Greene Historic District was placed on the National Register in 1984, the Fort Greene Historic District was designated as a New York City landmark district in 1978. That’s why the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission is reviewing the proposed development. If it was only on the National/State Register of Historic Places, there would be no oversight whatsoever except for publicly-owned properties such as Fort Greene Park itself.

    When writing about landmarked properties, it would be appropriate for YIMBY to clarify what New York City district or individual landmarked property they are writing about.

    Paul Graziano

  5. I live on the street, there’s already an apartment building on one end and a school with track field across the street. A multi level 6 or 7 floor apartment building wouldn’t be too out of place and would provide more housing

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