First Look StudiosC’s Bed Stuy Rental Underway at 1875 Atlantic Avenue

Posted On Mon, April 25, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, April 25, 2016 By In Architecture, Bed Stuy, New Developments, Rentals

Over the next decade, Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue will likely continue its transformation from high-speed deathtrap to high-density residential boulevard. With more than a dozen projects already taking shape near its western extents, such as the 16-tower Pacific Park project, Cobble Hill’s LICH redevelopment, and a pair of towers at Brooklyn Bridge Park, it’s not difficult to imagine infill developments progressing eastward, rising from the acres of underutilized land along the ten-mile artery. And in East New York, the City Council just approved a rezoning of the neighborhood that allows for 10- to 14-story apartment blocks to rise along Atlantic Avenue.

In Bedford-Stuyvesant, in between the two much-discussed areas, StudiosC Architects has crafted an eight-story apartment block at 1875 Atlantic Avenue, which will contain 118 rental units.

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Conceptual sketch of future Atlantic Avenue with additional retail space and affordable housing © Department of City Planning.

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One-story warehouse previously at the site of 1875 Atlantic Avenue

Situated at the northwest corner of Atlantic Avenue and Columbus Place, the 20,000-square-foot lot was sold in an all-cash transaction for $7,300,000 last year to Brooklyn-based Velocity Framers. Approved permits filed last February detail a seven-story building amassing to nearly 80,000 square feet of gross floor area. There will be 118 rental apartments with amenities including a lounge, bike room, laundry room, and on-site parking for 59 cars.

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StudiosC sought to minimize the scale of the building with alternating facades of charcoal grey brick punctuated by casement-style windows and balconies. A juxtaposing light-colored facade of double-beveled spandrel areas  anchors the corner and repeats in three narrower instances along Columbus Avenue, echoing the scale of the adjacent walk-ups.

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The building’s lobby is positioned at the corner and is sheathed in warm wood, darkened steel, and a stone floor whose pattern replicates the beveled exterior.

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The rental building is expected to finish in spring 2017. Find future listings for 1875 Atlantic Avenue at CityRealty.

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Renderings via StudiosC Architects

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