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Bedford Courts (All renderings via Marvel Architects) Bedford Courts (All renderings via Marvel Architects)
The former home of the Troop C Armory in Crown Heights has been in flux for quite some time, but its future has become more definite: A design by Marvel Architects will preserve approximately 84% of the building dating back to 1903 while transforming it into a new community space and adding several housing units to what will be known as Bedford Courts. Permits for the first residential component, a new eight-story condominium, were recently filed, and more than half of the units will be affordable. The New York City Economic Development Corp. is at the helm of the project.
Bedford-Courts-03 Much of the existing armory will be transformed into a community hub
Swimming pool (Marvel Architects)
The Armory's drill shed will become a community facility that can accommodate neighborhood activities like movie nights, farmers' markets, and community meetings. A pool will be among the community amenities, and the renovated site will also include an indoor soccer field, dance studios, and multiple basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. Office space will rent to non-profit organizations dedicated to tutoring, counseling, educational services, cultural programming, and LGBT support services.
1089-President-Street-1 Rendering of 1089 President Street via JM Zoning
Renderings show that the new building's volume will be articulated to maintain the profile of existing stables as well as the prominence of the Armory's Head House corner. It will have a two-story medical facility with outpatient treatment on the first floor and inpatient treatment on the second floor. Apartments will start on the third floor and count 10 units per floor. Amenities will include a lounge, laundry room, bike room, mail room, lounge, storage, and 118 parking places. An offering plan has not yet been filed, but CityRealty data shows that the median price of a Crown Heights condo is $875K.
This section of Crown Heights is a relatively quiet one, but its easy access to supermarkets, schools, and houses of worship will make it an attractive option for families. The Armory is also a block and a half from the President Street subway station for an easy trip to Manhattan and other parts of Brooklyn. Closer to home, it is a short walk from Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, and the shopping and dining on Franklin Avenue. Permits have also been filed for a seven-story building a block and a half away at 995 President Street.
1089-President-Street-094 Low-rise portion of the Bedford-Union Armory to be replaced the new affordable condo building
Earlier renderings showed the facade of this wing of the armory would have been integrated into the redevelopment
There will also be a 15-floor residential building with 355 units

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