Bedford Courts

Bedford Courts is a mixed use development located in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. It was formerly known as the Troop C Armory, and was designed in 1903 by Pilcher and Tachau. The project will add units of housing to the site while transforming the existing armory into a community hub.The proposed project will preserve approximately 84 percent of the historic armory building, while providing a significant amount of new community facility space and providing new housing units, more than half of which will be affordable. 

Community & Sports Facility (Drill Shed)
A flexible community facility will host a range of activities for the neighborhood, such as farmers’ markets, movies and community meetings. An office space will have rent space for non-profit organizations focusing on tutoring, counseling, educational services, cultural programming, and LGBT support services.
Swimming Pool Area (Drill Shed)
As part of the development of the Drill Shed, a new pool was designed as part of the amenities for the community.
Swimming Pool Area (Drill Shed)
The renovated site will include a swimming pool, dance studios, an indoor soccer field, and multiple basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.
Process Sketch Building 02 Entry points
Building 02 South Façade at President St.
The lower building will sit along the southern edge of the Armory; its volume is articulated to maintain the profile of the existing stables as well as the prominence of the Armory’s Head House corner on Bedford and President streets. The residential scope will include a new 82,000 SF, eight-story 60-unit affordable residential building with a medical facility.
Community Facility Entrance at President St. (Building 02)
Residential Entrance at President St. (Building 02)
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Process Sketch Building 02
Residential Entrance at President St. (Building 03)
The larger residential building occupies a through-lot condition, spanning from President to Union St., with opportunities to play off the height of the Armory’s Drill Shed without taking away its unique character. A 320,000 SF, fifteen-story, rental residential building with 355 market rate and affordable units.
Residential entry at Union Street (Building 03)
Brooklyn, New York
BFC Partners
Residential, Sustainable , Residential Affordable
625,000 SF
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Guido Hartray, Erica Barrrows, Ruth Benjamin, Hiroya Humeda, Erik Chu, Raquel Marrero, Rafael Ferrer, Annya Ramirez, Ernesto Vazquez, Edna Echandi
Jonathan Marvel, Rodkin Cardinale- MEP, Severud-Structural, Trace PD-Pool, Brooker Engineering- Civil, SWA- Accessibility, Buro Happold- Envelope, JMZ-expeditor
Rendering Credits
Lemons Bucket, Bezier Renderings
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