Here’s What Brookland Capital’s Condo Conversion of Landmarked Clinton Hill Church Will Look Like

The church in 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

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Wondering whatever became of Brookland Capital’s plans to develop a neo-Gothic church on Washington Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District?

The prolific Brooklyn condo builder is moving away from small infill to larger projects, real estate insiders tell us (and The Real Deal reported last week) — like this one.

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The plans by RoArt architects for the former St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 257-259 Washington Avenue were made available Friday via the Landmarks Preservation Commission, which will hold a hearing on the proposal Tuesday.

The rear of the church in 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The rear of the church in 2012. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

The church was built in 1894 and designed by J.W. Walter, who designed two similar churches in Fort Greene and Park Slope, according to the designation report.

Apart from replacing all the religiously themed stained glass, inserting some new windows and building a Corten steel facade on the former school building, the changes to the structure, which goes all the way through the block, won’t be too visible on the Washington Avenue facade.

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The Hall Street facade will have additional windows and doors inserted for the planned new townhouses.

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What’s interesting is how they’re dividing up the space — there will be five townhouses and 14 apartments. Check out the proposed floor plan and exterior changes below.

Feingold & Gregory Architects, a Manhattan-based firm that’s been in business since 1956, is the architect of record on the Alt-1 permit application.

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Elsewhere on the avenue and nearby, unprotected mansions and churches on oversize lots are being drastically altered or razed, as at 489 Washington Avenue and 532 Clinton Avenue.

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As you can see, the proposal appears to be considerably more graceful than the similar project now wrapping up at a non-landmarked church at 1255 Bushwick Avenue — presumably thanks to landmarking restrictions.

What do you think of the plans?

brooklyn real estate 257 washington avenue clinton hill

brooklyn real estate 257 washington avenue clinton hill

[Renderings by RoArt via NYC Landmarks Commission]

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