Project Showcase: Caton Flats

Situated on the corner of Caton and Flatbush Avenues, this mixed-use development offers 255 new units of much needed affordable housing (studio, one, two and three bedrooms), attended parking, office space for Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), retail, and the redeveloped and expanded Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace. The market provides spaces for vendors selling a variety of goods that celebrate and support the area’s Caribbean-American culture. Additionally, a shared commercial kitchen and design studio will focus on opportunities for BIPOC entrepreneurs.

An attended residential lobby with limestone-lined entrance and living greenwall welcomes residents, and apartments balance affordable housing standards and durable, economic materials, with contemporary design and elegant finishes. Large windows fill homes with natural light and views, but few compete with the vista from the communal roof terrace at the 13th floor overlooking Prospect Park and lower Manhattan. Other resident amenities include a 13th floor lounge and a gym on the second floor with adjacent rear yard terrace.

The building is certified LEED-NC and has continuous insulation at roofs and facade, high-performing aluminum windows, hydronic PTACS, an energy-efficient gas-fired boiler for domestic hot water, and a “micro-cogen,” which generates heat and electricity in a single system.

Judges’ Comments | This building looks really cool, and the big windows help the interior spaces feel big and airy. The mixed-use component also provides commercial space for pop-up shops for residents, which is a clever add-on for this type of development. 

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