City Planning Commission Votes to Approve Brownsville Arts Center and Apartments Project

On January 24, 2024, the City Planning Commission voted to approve the Brownsville Arts Center and Apartments project, an application to develop a mixed-use residential and community facility at 376 Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville. 

The proposed nine-story building will have 290 permanently affordable units. Of those, 45 will be set aside for formerly homeless individuals. The building will also include 25,000 square feet of ground-floor community space that will be dedicated to arts and cultural uses. The project will also include 17,000 square feet of outdoor space. 

Previously, Brooklyn Community Board 16 disapproved of the application, sharing concerns that the building did not have enough two- and three-bedroom units to accommodate families and that the project did not cater to enough low income families. For CityLand’s prior coverage, click here.

The City Planning Commission voted to approve the project unanimously. The City Council will review the application next. 

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the Editor of CityLand and a New York Law School graduate, Class of 2018.)



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