On a prominent corner at the border of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn, a new residential building is finally nearing completion.
Reaching 19 stories, the mixed-use building located at 1 Flatbush Avenue, at the corner of Fulton Street, will have retail space on the first and second floors. There’s a yoga studio, fitness room, game room and terrace on the third floor that are only accessible to residential tenants, who occupy the rest of the floors above. The rooftop is accessible to tenants as well.
The building was designed by Hill West (formerly known as Goldstein Hill & West), and does not differ much from the original renderings: There’s a setback at the third story, and sections of the building facing both Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue have a brick facade, while the majority consists of black paneling. All units appear to have floor to ceiling windows, while only some have private balconies.
While the construction fence is now down, and the ground floor spaces visible from the street, work is still being done in the interior.
According to building permits, there will be 183 units total. Market rate leasing launched in January and units have standard new-construction features such as quartz countertops—some units have open kitchens, others have galley kitchens—stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors.
Slate Property Group, the developer behind the project, purchased the property in 2015 for $18 million. There was previously a two-story building on the site, at one point occupied by the hamburger chain Five Guys on the ground floor.
The same developer also bought the lot next door at 570 Fulton Street in 2015 for $22.9 million, where they are planning a 40-story high-rise after a rezoning that was approved by City Council in March. Blue construction netting is currently draped over the facade of the building, but construction has yet to begin.
Both buildings, while standing in Fort Greene, more closely resemble, in scale and style, neighboring towers in Downtown Brooklyn. Across the street at 540 Fulton Street, a 42-story tower is currently climbing toward its peak.
Next door to that is an entire block that a developer is slowly buying with plans to build a tower of roughly 50 stories. This is not to mention the currently under construction tower at 11 Hoyt Street, which will reach 57 stories, and the equally tall Brooklyn Point at 138 Willoughby Street. At 9 Dekalb Avenue, construction is moving slowly on what will eventually be 73 stories standing higher than 1,000 feet, making it the borough’s first supertall.
[Photos by Craig Hubert except when noted otherwise]
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