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PHOTOS: Townhouses Will Stand on the Site of a Former Navy Prison

By Janet Upadhye | January 21, 2015 7:32am
 Navy Green Townhouses are 23 single-family homes to be located where the former Navy Brig once stood.
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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.

Two phases of the project — Navy Green R1 at 7 Clermont Ave. and Navy Green R3 at 45 Clermont Ave. — are already complete.

Navy Green R2 is currently under construction with an expected completion date of March 2016, according to Dunn Development Corp.