DeLaCour Ferrara & Church Architects

Crystal Tower

1355 Rogers Avenue Tops-Out, Flatbush, Brooklyn

Applications filed for a 255-unit affordable building at 2119 Caton Avenue aren’t the only progress YIMBY has to report for Flatbush today. Another new affordable and supportive housing development has now topped-out at 1355 Rogers Avenue, dubbed Crystal Tower, and designed by Delacour, Ferrara, & Church Architects. The project has 123 apartments spanning eight floors and 91,100 square feet of residential space; 74 of those units will be reserved for formerly homeless individuals, 41 will be for seniors and their families that are currently on the NYCHA waitlist, and eight three-bedroom units will be available to the community at large via lottery. Completion is expected by 2018, and the site is being developed by The Doe Fund and Crystal Ball, LLC.


300 Chauncey Street

Permits Filed for 300 Chauncey Street, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Applications have been filed with the DOB for a vacant lot at 300 Chauncey Street, in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The new building will measure 4,783 square feet, rising four floors, with seven units in all. At an average size of 683 square feet, that means rentals are very likely. Kenneth Church Jr. of Delacour, Ferrara, and Church Architects is designing the project, while Cyrous Akhavan of “Medical and Scientific Equipment” is listed as the developer. The site is about three blocks north of the C Train’s Ralph Avenue Stop, and about twice as far to the southwest of the J, M, and Z Train’s Halsey Street Station.


856 Blake Avenue

Two Three-Story, Two-Family Affordable Buildings Coming To 856 Blake Avenue, East New York

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit residential buildings at 856-858 Blake Avenue, in the heart of East New York. The buildings will measure 2,573 square feet each and, across both, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,184 square feet apiece. All of the units will be sold at below-market rates. Brooklyn-based DeLaCour, Ferrara & Church Architects is the architect of record. The 4,690-square-foot plot is vacant. The project is associated with the city’s New Infill Homeownership Opportunity Program. The Van Siclen Avenue stop on the 3 train is four blocks away.


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