Here’s our first look at 1 Flatbush Avenue, a 19-story, 160,000-square-foot mixed-use building planned for the very visible corner of Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Images on the website of Ryder Construction show a dignified building that blends with its streetscape. Slate Property Group is listed as the owner of the site and Goldstein Hill & West Architects (GHWA) as the architects.
1 Flatbush is situated along one of the most prominent corners in Brooklyn, at the foot of the Fulton Street Mall and within short walking distance to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barclays Center, and the CityPoint mixed-use development. Atlantic Terminal and a multitude of other transit options are also in close proximity. The development will contain approximately 20,000 square feet of retail that will line its 100 feet of street frontage along Fulton Street and nearly 150 feet along busier Flatbush Avenue. Above the retail space will be 157 rental units, 20 percent of which are to be designated as affordable.
Unlike many of its glassier and more banal peers rising in Downtown Brooklyn, 1 Flatbush promises to become a dignified anchor to a busy intersection. The exterior recalls some of the city’s best new contextual residential buildings like the Caroline in Chelsea and Related’s Abington House. The building’s base of regularly broken storefronts, rather than a continuous wall of glass, is a thoughtful gesture toward an amiable streetscape. Additionally, the city-owned plaza fronting the project, Fox Square, is undergoing a renovation that will bring benches, trees, water fountains, and movable furniture to the traffic triangle.
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Neighborhoods : Downtown Brooklyn