Mixed-Use, Affordable Project Going up in Crown Heights


    A huge affordable housing and commercial development is in the works for Crown Heights. The project in question is 250 Utica Avenue, on the corner of Lincoln Place, and it will consist of twelve stories of residential and four stories of commercial space. L&M Development Partners, also of the Navy Green development, are building it out, and last week they presented their plans to Community Board Eight’s land use and housing committee. The plan consists of 87 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, most targeted at 60 percent of the area medium income. L&M is working with nearby St. Matthews Church on this development, and will construct a community facility for the church. The developers will reserve 26 units for veterans, with eight of those units specifically going to formerly homeless veterans. The commercial space will include a day care center on the first floor, a discount market on the second floor, and a discount gym on the third floor. The commercial space will be LEED certified and the residential portion will be energy efficient, complete with a landscaped roof. The development will also include 18 ground-level parking spaces for residents and an underground lot with 87 spaces. L&M has already started site excavation and expects the commercial space will be finished in about 18 months. The time frame for completing the residential portion is about 20 to 22 months. GMAP

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