Brooklyn church partners with real estate developer to build affordable housing complex

The fight against gentrification continues

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Credit: Brendan Church @bdchu614

(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.

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.

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