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Bedford-Union Armory Conversion Has Renders, Developers

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All photos by NYCEDC via Brownstoner

Earlier this week, plans were announced for the conversion of the armory building in Crown Heights into apartments and a sports facility, and now renders have been released for the project that spans 138,000 square feet, Brownstoner reports.

The city's Economic Development Corporation is collaborating with BFC Partners and Slate Property Group
to convert the Bedford-Union Armory, as it is officially known, into a 500,000 square foot mixed use facility.

This conversion will see the creation of 300 apartments, half of which will be affordable, 12 townhouses, a swimming pool, three basketball courts, and an indoor soccer field.

The NYCEDC selected the developers after issuing a request for proposals last year, followed by several public meetings to decide the direction of the redevelopment.

The project still has to go through a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) to get final approval for construction.

BFC Partners are most prominently working on the City Point megaproject in Downtown Brooklyn. And Slate is currently working on a Dumbo factory's conversion into 74 condos. The architect on the project is yet to be announced.

· Renderings Revealed for Bedford-Union Armory Transformation, Developed by BFC and Slate [Brownstoner]
· Apartments, Sports Facility Coming to Crown Heights Armory [Curbed]
· Bedford-Union Armory Archives [Curbed]