Xenolith Partners to develop $51.5 million project at former Brooklyn police precinct station

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Google Maps image of the derelict former police precinct station at 1546 E New York in Brooklyn

Xenolith Partners LLC says it plans to start construction of a $51.5 million project at the site of a derelict and abandoned police precinct in Brooklyn. The existing structure at 1t46 E. New York Ave. is more than 100 years old, and formerly served as a police precinct station.

Construction is expected to start in November.

New York YIMBY says the property was originally purchased in 2004 by Family Services Network of New York.

rendering of the proposed development
Rendering by Gran Kriegel Associates

“Scope of work includes a redevelopment of the building to make way for 95 supportive and affordable housing units and 5,000 sq. ft. of community facility space,” says New York YIMBY. “Those facilities will be operated by Family Services.”

Architect Gran Kriegel‘s renderings visualize a new 12-story structure with an irregular pattern of vertically oriented windows. There will be a red brick curtain wall which recalls the old precinct, and an attached six-story structure

The project has been funded through several public programs including Homes and Community Renewal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Supportive Housing Opportunity programs, the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program, supportive loans from New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Resolution A Capital Funding. There are also private loans.

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