Proposals under review by the New York City Planning Commission could spur the development of a 2.4-million-square-foot complex near the East New York waterfront in Brooklyn. From developer Innovative Urban Living and architect PAU, the project would include 13 new buildings with varying heights of two to 17 stories.
The site is comprised of five adjacent lots with frontage along Flatlands Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Louisiana Avenue. At this location, zoning amendments are required to construct unified mixed-use development of this size.
Total proposed residential area spans 1.98 million square feet or 2,118 apartments. As part of the city’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program, these figures include 1,825 affordable residences, a portion of which will be reserved for senior citizens.
Parking facilities, measuring about 170,000 square feet, account for the second-largest component within the development. This translates to more than 1,100 total spaces. Retail area, including a new grocery store, accounts for 82,000 square feet.
Additional components include a daycare, a performing arts center, an elementary school, a trade school, and approximately 81,000 square feet of outdoor public space. The Christian Cultural Center, which currently occupies a portion of the site, will be maintained and incorporated into the new development.
As part of the proposed project, a shuttle service would be operated to and from the L train at East 105th Street and the 3 train at Pennsylvania Avenue. The shuttle is anticipated to commence operation upon full completion of the overall development.
Existing curb cuts on Louisiana and Pennsylvania Avenues would be relocated to facilitate a new internal private, but publicly accessible, street network. On Flatlands Avenue, one existing curb cut would be maintained and a second would be relocated.
A public scoping meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 at the Christian Cultural Center located at 12020 Flatlands Avenue in Brooklyn. If approved, construction is expected to last nearly a decade with full completion by 2031.