Located at 1640 Flatbush Avenue, plans for a new 145-foot-tall and 13-story mixed-use building to be designed by S9 Architecture and developed by SL Green Realty Corporation are now heading to the city for approval. Just a short walk from Brooklyn College, the new structure would have 115,056 square feet of new space, with 114 residential units. About thirty percent will be affordable, totaling 34, and the remaining 80 will let for market rates. Retail opportunity will be on the first two floors taking nearly 30,000 square feet.
In total, the gross square footage of the project would be just over 166,000 gross square feet, rising from a 36,400-square foot trapezoidal area of land. The site is bound by the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Aurelia Court, Nostrand Avenue to the west, and the Brooklyn Triangle retail development to the north.
Renderings show the future exterior facade covered with a glass curtain wall, and glass corners along Flatbush Avenue surrounded by light brown colored brick. The main setbacks will be on the eighth and tenth floors of the project. The retail space has very tall ceilings that will easily be seen from the street, thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows facing Flatbush Avenue.
Construction will require the demolition and excavation of an extant gas station to create the ground-up structure that will be built with reinforced concrete.
The lot sits to the south of the Flatbush Avenue subway station for the 2 and 5 trains. The proposal lists an expected construction timeframe of 18-24 months, with completion expected around 2021.