Permits have been filed for a 15-story residential building at 1579 Bedford Avenue, also known as the Bedford Union Armory, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The site is three blocks away from the Franklin Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. Prospect Park is located just five blocks away. The development will create housing and a recreational center made affordable for community residents. Also included will be low-cost space for local non-profits, and a new medical facility for uninsured citizens of the city. The NYC Economic Development Corporation is behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use development at 1725 Village Lane, in Far Rockaway, Queens. The site will be a re-imagining of the mostly-abandoned Far Rockaway Shopping Center.
The New York City YMCA has begun the public approval process for a new facility planned in the Northeast Bronx. The project is located in the Edenwald neighborhood, and will be located at 1250 East 229th Street. This latest expansion is part of the organization’s ongoing growth alongside the La Central project, which YIMBY has previously reported on.
The blocks of Jackson Heights offer some the densest real estate in Queens outside of its most urban cores like Long Island City and Jamaica, and today, we have the reveal for another new project coming to the neighborhood. YIMBY last reported on 71-17 Roosevelt Avenue back in December of 2014, when initial new building applications were filed, but now we have an update on the design and the development team, comprised of Scott Aaron’s Socius Development, and Werber Real Estate.
Just over a year ago, city officials and Knicks player Carmelo Anthony stood in the cavernous Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights and announced plans to redevelop the historic structure into affordable housing, a recreation center, and condos. Last night, City Councilmember Laurie Cumbo revealed that the city wasn’t sure how much federal housing funding it would receive under the Trump administration, and that uncertainty was threatening negotiations over the city budget and affordable housing at the armory.