Curbed | Embattled Bedford-Union Armory conversion clears City Planning Commission

Despite the opposition and protests, the project has the backing of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is particularly in favor of the community facilities the project will bring to Crown Heights, including basketball courts, and a swimming pool. As plans stand right now, BFC Partners wants to redevelop the armory site into 330 rentals and 60 condos. Half of the rentals and 20 percent of the condos will be affordable.

On Monday, the CPC voted 11-1 in favor of the redevelopment, and now the project heads to the City Council.