NYCEDC, Bedford Courts LLC Unveil Plans for 500,000-Square-Foot Mixed-Use Development

by Katie Sloan

New York City — New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) and Bedford Courts LLC, a joint venture between BFC Partners and Slate Property Group, have unveiled plans for a 500,000-square-foot mixed-use development at the Bedford Union Armory in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood.

The development will bring hundreds of units of housing, a multi-sport recreational facility, community event space, office space and commercial space to Brooklyn. Planned in close coordination with community and local elected officials, the Bedford Union Armory project will activate the vacant building, which was built in 1903.

Bedford Courts will develop the property on a long-term ground lease from the city into a 300-unit residential building and a commercial building with recreational, community and office space. Outfitted by Carmelo Anthony and The Carmelo Anthony Foundation, the recreational facility will feature basketball courts, a swimming pool and an indoor turf field. CAMBA, a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization, will operate and provide associated programming for the recreational facility and community event space.

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