Cascade Linen Gives Way to Luxury Condos at Massive Bed Stuy Development Site

View on Myrtle looking towards Tompkins.

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Photos can’t really convey the enormity of the Cascade Linen complex rising at 833 Myrtle Avenue in Bed Stuy.

Anyone passing by in person will be staggered by the size of the thing. It’s not often one sees nearly a whole block leveled, with a view through to the blocks beyond, these days.

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View from corner of Myrtle and Marcy, looking towards Tompkins Avenue

The factory was a Bed Stuy icon for years, then slated to become housing for Hasidic families, and is now a seven-building luxury condo development with prices in the millions.

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Looking into construction fence on Myrtle

In 2016, the developer told the community board 66 of the 301 units will be affordable. The owners are Isaac Deutsch, Abraham Brach and Nachman Liebowitz; the architect is Samuel Wieder Associates, according to the Real Deal.

There will also be parking and a full-size grocery store.

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Looking on Myrtle towards Marcy

When Brownstoner passed by recently, the first few buildings had topped out at six stories, and insulation was rising on their sides.

The complex recently secured additional funding for the construction and the target completion date for the first phase of the project has slipped to 2018, according to the Real Deal.

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View inside construction fence on Myrtle Avenue looking towards Tompkins Avenue

The development was made possible by a rezoning in 2012, the Bedford Stuyvesant North Rezoning, which permitted residential and retail uses and an increase in the site’s buildable square feet. It also allows developers to build bigger in exchange for making 20 percent of the units affordable.

The site’s history is a familiar one in the area: Empty for years, then rezoned, its value doubled in a year, and now it’s on track to become luxury homes.

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View from inside Marcy Playground looking towards Marcy Avenue

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Myrtle Avenue facade

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View on Stockton Street looking towards Marcy Avenue

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View to Stockton Street from Tompkins Avenue

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View of Myrtle Avenue facade at Marcy

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Other, unrelated residential developments nearby at 802, 808 and 812 Myrtle Avenue

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Cascade Linen’s iconic smokestacks, now demolished. Photo by Suzanne Spellen

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The old Cascade Linen complex was demolished in 2015. Photo by Suzanne Spellen

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Rendering by Samuel Wieder Associates via The Real Deal

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Rendering via The Real Deal

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