NEW YORK | 15 Lafayette Ave | 137 FT | 12 FLOORS


Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | Flatbush Ave Corridor (DoBro + BAM + PP):

Permits Filed: 15 Lafayette Avenue, BCD:A, Downtown Brooklyn


BCD:A, rendering from Jonathan Rose Companies

Two Trees’ BAM South tower is the most prominent building set to rise in downtown Brooklyn’s would-be cultural district, just north of the Pacific Park (née Atlantic Yards) redevelopment. But north of BAM South another tower has floated somewhat under the radar: 15 Lafayette Avenue, on the north side of the street.

The building will be branded as BCD:A, an abbreviation for the Brooklyn Cultural District Apartments, a representative from the Jonathan Rose Companies told YIMBY.

BCD:A, rendering from Jonathan Rose Companies

According to the new building permit, filed yesterday, the 12-story, 120,000-square foot mid-rise will contain 116 apartments, and will rise 137 feet. As previously reported, 40 percent of those units will be let at below-market rates, while 60 percent will have rents set by the market. The 116 apartments will be divided among 82,000 square feet of net residential space.

The programming for the 19,000-square foot community facility spaces has changed since the project was unveiled, though we’re told it will still be occupied by a “cultural non-profit.” The permit indicates 19,000 square feet of such community space, plus nearly 2,800 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.

BCD:A, rendering from Jonathan Rose Companies

Dattner Architects is the lead designer, and Bernheimer Architecture is the associate architect; SCAPE/Landscape Architecture is also assisting. The Rose Companies-led team was selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and ground is set to be broken next year.

NEW YORK | The Caesura (280 Ashland Place) | FT | 12 FLOORS

Under construction. Taken Friday






So slow…











Downtown Brooklyn construction checklist

The Caesura is Jonathan Rose Companies’ mixed-use development at 280 Ashland Place in the Brooklyn Cultural District.

Aug. 11 is the deadline day for applications for all 49 units in the Caesura’s affordable-housing lottery. The other apartments being offered in the lottery are studios and one- and two-bedroom units.

The rest of the Caesura’s 123 apartments will be market-rate rentals. Leasing hasn’t yet started on them.

The 12-story building on the corner of Lafayette Avenue, which is now taking shape under construction netting, is cater-cornered to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s iconic Peter Jay Sharp Building.


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nice pics, looks pretty drab in NY winter grey the plants from the renderings would help though