An affordable housing lottery has opened for 20 newly constructed units in a 19-story mixed-use building at 1 Flatbush Avenue in Fort Greene.
Although the mixed-use building stands in Fort Greene, it more closely resembles, in scale and style, neighboring towers in Downtown Brooklyn.
Now we know what the 19-story mixed-use tower planned for the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street in Fort Greene will look like, courtesy of 6sqft. Goldstein Hill & West Architects are designing the relatively restrained-looking 160,000-square-foot building at 1 Flatbush Avenue.
The new high-rise will have 157 apartments spread across 123,000 square feet of residential space, in addition to 20,000 square feet of retail, according to permits filed in October. Twenty percent of the units, or about 31 rentals, will be set aside for affordable housing. The plaza in front of the building, known as Fox Square, will also get a facelift with new tables, chairs, water fountains and furniture.
Capstone Equities and Carlyle Group entered contract on the triangular lot in June for around $35,000,000, as the Post reported at the time. The site is currently home to a two-story commercial building, which houses several businesses including Cumbe African dance school, a bagel shop and Subway.
We think the design is good for such a high-profile corner close to Downtown. Click through for more renderings and an aerial rendering apparently meant to show how little 1 Flatbush will be compared to the giant towers sprouting around it.
Mixed-Use Development 1 Flatbush Avenue to Rise From Prominent Brooklyn Corner [6sqft] GMAP
Renderings by Goldstein Hill & West Architects via 6sqft; aerial rendering via City Realty
Several readers have dropped a line about how signage has gone up at 1 Flatbush Avenue, on the corner of Fulton, indicating that a Five Guys is coming to the spot. This will be the second outpost of the chain to open in Downtown Brooklyn this year. Meanwhile, a second Park Slope location is in the works on Park Place and, as we mentioned yesterday, another opened in Cobble Hill over the weekend. All told, there will be seven Five Guys in Brooklyn…for the time being! GMAP