The redevelopment of the historic Bedford-Union Armory will revitalize a long-vacant building with new recreational facilities, community space and affordable housing for the Crown Heights community. In addition, the project will deliver 415 new apartments, 50 percent of which will be affordable to low- and middle-income families. BFC is also building a new 118-car parking lot at the base of the new rental building.
The new 67,000-square-foot recreational facility will provide much-needed opportunities for youth sports leagues, after-school programming and senior programs that will serve a growing community. The Armory’s iconic Drill Hall will be transformed into a state-of-the-art public recreational facility containing a three hard wood basket call courts, a multi-sport court and a 25-meter indoor pool.
All courts and pool areas will be available to the public and programs seeking space for sports, exercise, and dance classes tailored to vary Crown Heights residents including youth and seniors.
The new 40,000 square feet of community center space will serve non-profits, small businesses and local neighborhood-based organizations as requested by Crown Heights community members. The commercial office space will be offered at discounted rates for non-profit and small business owners. A 500-seat event space will be available to members of the community and locally based organizations.