The Department of City Planning has certified BFC Partners’ application for the 386-unit mixed-use redevelopment of the former Bedford-Union Armory complex at 1555 Bedford Avenue, located between President and Union streets in Crown Heights. The certification is the first step of the public review process, called the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), to rezone the property. The area is represented in the City Council by Laurie A. Cumbo, who has pulled her support for the project, DNAinfo reported.
The Armory’s drill hall would be converted into a recreation center, while a two-story portion along President Street would be redeveloped into 56 market-rate condominiums. A 13-story, 330-unit mixed-income rental apartment building would be built on the eastern end of the site. Fifty percent of the rentals, or 165 units, would be designated as affordable.
Marvel Architects is responsible for the architecture. In order for the project to move forward, the City Council, which typically defers to the wishes of the local council member, has to approve the project.