Yet another church is being torn down to make way for a residential building, this time in Bedford-Stuyvesant. YIMBY reports that permits were filed by developer, CS Real Estate Group for the conversion of of a church at 599 Willoughby Avenue into a 16-unit residential building, though the permits don't reveal whether these will be rentals or condos. The site was formerly home to the Hebron Baptist Church.
The new development will increase the building's size from 8,923 square feet to just under 12,000 square feet. It's being designed by Charles Mallea, known for his Jenga-like residential developments in North Brooklyn. The first floor will have five units, bike parking, and a recreational area; the second floor will also hold the same number of units. The third floor will have four and a half units, and a penthouse will be located on the fourth floor. The building is expected to be completed in 2017.
· Revealed: Former Church To Become 16 Residential Units At 599 Willoughby Avenue, Bed-Stuy [NY YIMBY]
· Building of the Day: 599-601 Willoughby Avenue [Brownstoner]
· Losing My Religion Archives [Curbed]