Four years in, the Navy Green mixed-income housing project is still inching along and is beginning to pick up steam again on two fronts: the Navy Green Townhouses (17-35 Clermont Avenue and 14-38 Vanderbilt Avenue) and the Navy Green R2 project (8 Vanderbilt Avenue).
The $37.5 million R2 project already broke ground last year and is due to be completed in Spring 2016 with 99 one-, two-, and three-bedroom condo units hitting the market — 74 of them “affordable” (165 percent Area Median Income/AMI) and 23 of them market-rate. It will stand 12 stories tall and include 1,600 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. It will also be connected to the Navy Yard R1 building by a community center/facility on the Flushing Avenue side.
The $23.3 million Townhouses portion of the project is also making headway, as first noted in New York YIMBY, breaking ground on what will be 23 single-family, market-rate townhomes, each with approximately 3,000 square feet over three stories, plus its own cellar: 10 along Clermont Avenue and 13 along Vanderbilt Avenue, between Flushing and Park Avenues.
The entire Navy Green project is being jointly developed by Dunn Development Corp., L&M Development Partners Inc., and Pratt Area Community Council. It also includes the already-complete R1 (7 Clermont Avenue) — a $35.6 million, 12-story complex with 112 “affordable” units for residents making between 40 percent and 100 percent AMI — and R3 (45 Clermont Avenue) — a $27.3 million, eight-story complex with 101 studio- to three-bedroom units for low-income tenants making 40-60 percent AMI.
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Once completed, all four portions of the project will effectively border a shared interior landscaped green space with lawns, benches, and a playground.
The Navy Green site was once home to the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s prison, known as the “Brig.”