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Brooklyn Development: Civil War Church to Luxury Condos

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In 2015, the Church of the Redeemer in Boerum Hill was torn down and now new plans have been revealed to replace the space. The church dates back to the end of the U.S. civil war in 1866 and served the community until it was closed and sold by the Long Island Episcopal Diocese in 2010.[1] An investment company, the Jackson Group, purchased the 70,000 square-foot property for $20 million in 2014.[2] Later in 2017, Adam America Real Estate, a real estate development and investment company, purchased the space for $36 million. Now, the developing company is partnering with award-winning architects, ODA New York, to construct elegant, modern condos with plenty of natural light.

The project has been dubbed ‘Five Six One Pacific’ for its location, 561 Pacific Street in Kings County. The developers have already launched an introductory website stating: “Elegant design and sublime materials make for enchanting interiors. Five Six One Pacific reveals itself in the heart of Boerum Hill.”[3] Plans reveal that the building will reach 12-stories and have a total of 63 units and 5,000 square-feet for amenities. Amenities will include a gym, roof deck, resident’s lounge, children’s playroom, and a “Japanese-inspired” courtyard for the residents.[4] Curbed reported that the development “will have an abundance of outdoor space thanks to a series of balconies scattered throughout the exterior”, which the developers have done deliberately to reflect the area’s natural surroundings.

In addition to offering luxury amenities, Five Six One is located in a thriving community with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, shops and is near the Barclays Center Station. The building has already started an Instagram and Facebook page to entice potential buyers and show-off the area.[5] The building is scheduled to be completed by 2020. Halstead Property Development Marketing and the Aguayo Team will be the marketing agents. Potential buyers and brokers can sign-up for updates on the building’s website. For initial renderings of the new development go here.


[1] Budin, J. (Jul. 20, 2015) “Demolition Scheduled for 149-Year-Old Brooklyn Church.” Curbed New York. Available at: https://ny.curbed.com/2015/7/20/9938976/demolition-scheduled-for-149-year-old-brooklyn-church. Accessed on June 13, 2018.

[2] Anuta, J. (Sept. 15, 2014) “Church Near Barclays Center Sold for $20M.” Crain’s New York Business. Available at: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140915/REAL_ESTATE/140919913/church-near-barclays-center-sold-for-20m. Accessed on June 13, 2018.

[3] Five Six One Pacific. Available at: https://561pacific.com/. Accessed on June 13, 2018.

[4] Plitt, A. (June 7, 2018) “First Look at ODA New York’s Church-Replacing Boerum Hill Condos.” Curbed New York. Available at: https://ny.curbed.com/2018/6/7/17436500/boerum-hill-brooklyn-561-pacific-street-condo. Accessed on June 13, 2018.

[5] Five Six One Instagram available at: https://www.instagram.com/561pacific/. Facebook available at: https://www.facebook.com/561-Pacific-1224389317698126/.

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