Construction Progresses on Caton Flats at 800 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn

800 Flatbush Avenue, aka Caton Flats, designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning800 Flatbush Avenue, aka Caton Flats, designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Construction is around two-thirds of the way to the parapet at 800 Flatbush Avenue, aka Caton Flats, in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Work has moved along rapidly on the 255-unit affordable housing complex since construction began in May of 2019. The mixed-use development will also house the Flatbush-Caton Market, which originally occupied the site and is temporarily operating a few blocks south at 2184 Clarendon Road. The project is designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning and developed by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Housing Development Corporation, the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the BRP Companies.

Photos taken by architectural photographer Tectonic show the state of progress on the reinforced concrete superstructure. The window frames above the ground floor are continuing to go up as the upper floors are being formed.

800 Flatbush Avenue. Photo by Tectonic

800 Flatbush Avenue. Photo by Tectonic

800 Flatbush Avenue. Photo by Tectonic

800 Flatbush Avenue. Photo by Tectonic

The construction site is located at the intersection of Flatbush and Caton Avenues by the southwest corner of Prospect Park. The closest subway stop is the Parkside Avenue station, serviced by the Q train. Caton Flats will contain 16,000 square feet of commercial space reserved exclusively for small, local businesses and incubators, 10,000 square feet of retail area, and residential amenity spaces that have yet to be revealed.

The original Flatbush-Caton Market had a number of Caribbean-owned small businesses and merchants that served the local community and sold traditional foods, drinks, clothing, artwork, personal care products, accessories, and more. The temporary location is a seven minute car ride or a fifteen minute walk south on Flatbush Avenue from the ground-up development.

Topping out of Caton Flats should likely happen in the next couple of months, while total completion is expected sometime within 2021.

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8 Comments on "Construction Progresses on Caton Flats at 800 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn"

  1. The new commercial occupants will have to be vetted and properly screened , trained, for the new site, as the previous market was a total disaster,

  2. ‘…the 255-unit affordable housing complex…’

    Building the slums of tomorrow.

  3. carlos e blackwood | January 4, 2020 at 8:08 pm | Reply

    Wow! Affordable housing!

  4. How do I apply for a apartment here ?

  5. Highrise who feels not a highrise. 14 story building is a highrise, but even in Flatbush Ave Prospect Park is now feeling like should be much taller, like 20 floors!!! Still height limit prevent built it taller, like in 4th Avenue corridor. Should Flatbush Avenue became as replica, leaving her prewar style with new cutoff feel “highrises” like this??? Anyway we have 4th Avenue Corridor and now Flatbush Avenue who btw one of important throughfare to still biggest in Borough Kings Plaza Mall.

  6. The city needs to build low income housing because all i see is coundominiums for the Rich. Im located in Park Slope they are making condominiums all over Park Slope for the Rich and White. Nothing for the blacks and Hispanics.the minority of Brooklyn needs to wake up and what’s happening around Brooklyn

  7. How can I get an application for an apartment

  8. i see alot of affordable housing, rents starting from 2,000 and up for studio and 1 bedroom, it should be called income link apartments, affordable for who, not for the people of color who lives in these neighborhoods, smh

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