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Christian Cultural Center and its partners have received City Council approval to transform build a mixed-income community in East New York, Brooklyn

City Council Okays Plan for 1,975-Unit Mixed-Use Project in East New York

Christian Cultural Center (CCC) and Rev. A.R. Bernard, in partnership with the Gotham Organization and Monadnock Development, have received full City Council approval to transform CCC’s East New York campus into a sustainable, pedestrian friendly, mixed-income community.   

The proposed development will supplement the existing church facility with 1,975 new income-based affordable residences in addition to numerous purpose-built neighborhood amenities.  

“The Innovative Urban Village has always been envisioned as a 100% affordable, community-enhancing development, with vision led by Reverend A.R. Bernard,” said Bryan Kelly, president of development at Gotham Organization. “Throughout this five-year process we have listened and responded to residents, local leaders and elected officials. We are incredibly proud of the final vision that has now been approved by the city and look forward to bringing the vision to fruition.” 

Construction on the first phase is expected to begin by late 2023 with delivery of the first residences in 2026. 


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