Crown Heights has been a neighborhood in transformation for more than a decade, but it’s only been within the last few years that the development has been cranked up a notch.
First came the big rental buildings—341 Eastern Parkway (63 unis, opened in 2014), 505 Saint Marks Avenue (147 units, 2016), the Dean at 608 Franklin (120 units, 2017), the Olmstead and Frederick buildings on St. John’s Place (193 units, 2017) to name a few—and now the neighborhood is seeing a wave of condos. The majority are boutique developments with less than 10 units, but work on the area’s first luxury condo projects, 111 Montgomery and the Museum House, is underway.
And next up will be the megaprojects: There’s the long-awaited Bedford-Union Armory development, and a handful of still-inplanning huge apartment complexes on Franklin Avenue south of Eastern Parkway, including two 39-story towers that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is currently fighting.
This map takes a look at the current development landscape of Crown Heights; these 12 projects are either on the market, about to hit the market, or under construction.
16. 111 Montgomery
The neighborhood’s first luxury condo, a 12-story building on Montgomery Street between Washington and Franklin avenues, hit the market in May. Developed by CIM Group and LIVWRK and designed by Fischer+Makooi and Mesarch Studio, the project will add 163 condos, mostly one- and two-bedrooms, to the neighborhood’s housing stock when it opens in 2020. Prices start at $499,000 for a 480-square-foot studio. Nearly three-quarters of the units have some sort of private outdoor space (thought for many, that translates to just a Juliette balcony), and buyers get a one-year membership to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.