Clarkson Estates (Vital Brooklyn Site L)

ESD adopted a General Project Plan (GPP) for the Clarkson Estates Mixed Use Project (a Land Use Improvement and Residential Project) on May 19, 2022. The GPP allows for the redevelopment of a parking facility (329 Clarkson Avenue) in Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood into a new multi-use building that includes new affordable housing, retail, community facility space, and social services spaces.

The proposed project is part of the State of New York’s Vital Brooklyn Initiative, a comprehensive community development initiative that addresses chronic social, economic, and health disparities in Central Brooklyn. The Initiative aims to break down barriers to health and well-being through eight integrated areas of investment: open space and recreation; healthy food; education; economic empowerment; community-based violence prevention; community-based health care; affordable housing; and resiliency.

As part of Vital Brooklyn, HCR released a Request for Proposals in November 2018 to develop eight sites in Central Brooklyn with new affordable housing and ancillary facilities to advance the initiative’s goals. HCR designated 329 Clarkson Avenue as ‘Site L’ in the RFP and, in partnership with ESD, conditionally designated the Clarkson Estates proposal as the winning Site L bidder.

ESD’s Directors are currently seeking comments from the public on the proposed Clarkson Estates project. Additional information on the public hearing and other opportunities to provide comment are below.

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