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Brooklyn: Apartment building rising where parish hall stood

Brooklyn: Apartment building rising where parish hall stood

On property owned by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Clinton Hill, Brooklyn a 17-story apartment tower will rise. The current parish hall is being demolished to make way for the tower. The developer has a 99-year ground lease with the church. Thirty percent of the housing will be affordable. And there will be space in the new building for church operations. More about St. Mary’s.


An application for a new-building permit filed in 2016 shows the apartment building will have a total of 138 units. Parking for 89 bicycles will be available in the cellar, and 97 spaces for cars will be located on the ground floor along with a community facility. Space on the second floor will be reserved for the parish, including two apartments, a choir room and two meeting rooms, as well as a roof terrace. A lounge belonging to the church will exist on the third floor, along with a gym. Another outdoor space is located on the top floor.

An email from the developer, Quinlan Development Group, sent early this week announcing the project’s start, says that the apartments will be all one- and two-bedrooms with private balconies and that 30 percent of the apartments will be set aside as affordable. Quinlin inked a 99-year ground lease with the church for part of the site in 2017, public records show.


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