(NEW YORK, NY) — In an attempt to fight gentrification, Christian Cultural Center is partnering with Gotham Organization, a real estate developer, to build an affordable housing complex in East New York, Brooklyn, according to The New York Times.
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The New York Times states that the campus will include nine buildings with 2,100 units, a school, grocery store, on-site services for seniors, and a theater.
In 2016, East New York’s rezoning plan left many residents fearful of the rise of luxury residential buildings with market-rate units, which would lead to wealthy buyers and gentrified neighborhoods.
The development will be built on a vacant parking lot next to the church’s Brooklyn location, 12020 Flatlands Avenue.
The New York Times reports that once approved, construction won’t take place until mid-2020 and may take over a decade to complete.