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(l-r) The Arch rendering (Marvel Architects); interiors and amenities (MNS) (l-r) The Arch rendering (Marvel Architects); interiors and amenities (MNS)
Nearly 120 years after it was first built, the Bedford-Union Armory (also known as the Troop C Armory) is transforming its Crown Heights community again with the majority of the original Pilcher and Tachau-designed structure still intact. The city took over the armory in 2013 after it was decommissioned for military use, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation later chose the Brooklyn-based BFC Partners as the developer. Marvel Architects oversaw the transformation of the drill shed into a community center that opened in October 2021. The Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center is powered by an on-site cogeneration plant and features an indoor pool, an indoor soccer field, three basketball courts, dance studios, interior space that can be used for community events, and office space for local non-profits.
Marvel Architects also designed the residential component of the plan, which includes two new buildings: an eight-story, 60-unit "deeply affordable" building at 1089 President Street and The Arch, a 15-story, 323-unit building at 1101 President Street with leasing underway. Current availabilities start at $2,860/month for studios, $3,102/month for one-beds, $4,034/month for two-beds, and $4,518/month for three-beds. The prices of one-bedroom units and larger are net effective to reflect one month free rent on a 13-month lease. Move-ins are expected to begin September 1, 2022.
Roughly around the same time market-rate leasing launched at The Arch, so did an affordable lottery for 180 units in the building. Individuals and households earning $18,515-$99,300 are eligible to apply for apartments ranging from $415/month studios to $1,841/month three-bedrooms. The deadline to apply is September 19, 2022, and full criteria and the application may be found here.
1101-President-Street Lottery criteria (Housing Connect)
The Arch was most likely named in honor of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in nearby Prospect Park. The building is also located in excellent proximity to the Prospect Park Zoo, the Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A Foodtown grocery store is two blocks away, and the restaurants and cafes lining Franklin Avenue are a short walk away. The 2/5 trains at President Street are only one block away, allowing for an easy commute to Manhattan and other parts of Brooklyn.

Select units at The Arch have private balconies, and all units feature:

  • Oversized windows
  • Engineered wood flooring
  • Kitchens with Shaker-style cabinetry, matte black hardware, and stainless steel appliances
  • Baths with porcelain floor tile, matte black hardware, and Shaker-style vanity
  • In-unit washer/dryer

Pets are welcome at The Arch, and residential amenities include:

  • Lobby with concierge
  • Business center with private conference room
  • Fitness center
  • Furnished roof terrace with BBQ grills
  • Private storage
  • Bike storage
  • Parking for an additional fee

Additional Info About the Building