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Apartments, Shops To Remake Decrepit Crown Heights Brewery

What's going on with the old Nassau Brewing Company site on Franklin Avenue between Bergen and Dean streets? In short, a lot. Developer Crow Hill has kicked plans into gear to develop the site's Bergen Street corner—they sold off the Dean Street property to Yael Goldman, who plans to bring an eight-story, 119-apartment glassy ODA-designed building to the site—as evidenced by a new rendering that has made its way down the pipeline (h/t 'Stoner). The site was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places, so Crow Hill's revamp of the mid-1800's building will include lots of refurbishing and adaptive reuse.

Brownstoner reports that the factory building will be adapted by architect Formactiv into a 50,000-square-foot mixed-use complex that will house ground floor retail and 38 apartments. The building may also host an underground restaurant in its 1860 lager vaults. Très Brooklyn. The redevelopment will also see aspects of the original building restored, like its signage. When all of Crow Hill's development is said and done, the stretch of Franklin Avenue will definitely be eye-catching. Here's a look at the block now, and a look at the factory when it was still pumping out sweet libations.

[UPDATE: This article formerly identified Crow Hill as the developer of the proposed ODA building. Curbed regrets the error.]