Herrick Helps BFC Partners Secure City Council Approval for Bedford Armory Redevelopment
Herrick land use and zoning group members Anne McCaughey, Eldad Gothelf and Mitch Korbey successfully helped BFC Partners obtain New York City Council approval to redevelop the Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, into a 500,000-square-foot, mixed-use property with a recreational facility, community venue and office and commercial space. BFC is also bringing 400 units of housing to the Bedford Courts project, 60% of which will be set aside as affordable.
BFC was selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to develop the site under a long-term ground lease. Mitch, Anne and Eldad guided BFC through the full Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), which included interacting with government officials and local community groups on a range of issues including affordable housing, historic preservation, community resources and urban design.