FORT GREENE — It's anchors away on a decade-old plan to build nearly two dozen town houses on the site of a former naval prison.
The 23 single-family homes, dubbed the Navy Green Townhouses, will span nearly a full city block on Vanderbilt and Clermont avenues and will feature a shared garden with seating and a children's playground.
The townhouses, located across the street from the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 14-38 Vanderbilt and 17-35 Clermonts aves., are each three stories tall and have private third floor terraces and backyards. Each are about 3,000-square-feet and will consist of a mix of rental and owned units.
Prices have not yet been set but will be market-rate for the units, which are set to be completed in fall 2016, according to Dunn Development Corp.
The townhouses are part of a $123 million, four-phase plan consisting of approximately 458 market-rate and affordable residential units along with more than 8,000-square-feet of commercial and community facility space that was first announced by Mayor Bloomberg’s office in 2004.
The developments will be located on the 103,000-square-foot site, bordered by Park, Clermont, Vanderbilt and Flushing avenues, formerly known as the "Brig" — a naval prison built in the 1940s.
The Brig, first a naval prison, was later used as a detention center by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service when the Navy Yard closed in 1966 and more recently converted into a minimum-security prison in the mid-80s.
The prison closed in 1994, according to Pratt Area Community Council. and the building no longer exists.
Navy Green R2 is currently under construction with an expected completion date of March 2016, according to Dunn Development Corp.