Rendering courtesy of BRP Companies
On the border of Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, just two blocks away from Prospect Park, a new affordable housing development has opened its lottery for 254 apartments, ranging from $566/month studios to $3,542/month three-bedrooms. Located at 800 Flatbush Avenue and called Caton Flats, the 14-story mixed-use building sought “to reinvigorate the local Caribbean-American community through an upgraded Flatbush Caton Market, new retail space, and new headquarters of The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” reported CityRealty. The homes are available to those earning 40, 60, 110, and 165 percent of the area median income.
Developed by BRP Companies, Caton Flats is just two blocks from the Parkside Avenue Q train station, where you’ll find Prospect Park Lake and the LeFrak Center. It’s situated on the corner of Flatbush and Caton Avenues, considered the heart of Brooklyn’s Caribbean-American community. In fact, the area is also known as Little Caribbean. The development replaces the former Flatbush Caton Market building but will provide a new home for the neighborhood staple. The Market was founded in 2000 by Dr. Una S.T. Clarke, the first Caribbean-born woman elected to the New York City legislature, and today is home to 30+ Caribbean businesses. In addition, Caton Flats will have over 8,000 square feet of retail space.
Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
Building amenities include an attended lobby, outdoor terrace, interior courtyard, fitness center, outdoor yoga area, resident lounge, bike storage, on-site attended parking with electric charging stations, and an on-site super.
Please note these renderings (courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development) are for marketing purposes only and do not represent the actual units available through this lottery.
The apartments feature custom kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel GE appliances including dishwashers, quartz countertops, hardwood floors and spacious bedrooms and living areas.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until August 25, 2021. Complete details on how to apply are available here. Fifty percent of units will be set aside for residents of Brooklyn Community Board 14. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
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All rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development unless otherwise noted