80 Flatbush

A proposed mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn that includes two new public schools, market-rate and affordable housing, commercial space, and cultural.
  • Lead Agency
  • Educational Construction Fund (ECF)
  • Developer & Design Architect
  • Alloy
  • School Design Architect
  • Architecture Research Office

Growing Downtown Brooklyn the Right Way

After a decade of unprecedented growth, Downtown Brooklyn has emerged as a modern, mixed-use downtown. But despite its many successes, recent growth has fallen short of expectations in key ways.

Going forward, we must encourage development that takes advantage of Downtown Brooklyn’s mass transit network, provides essential public infrastructure, and creates dynamic, mixed-income communities that reflect Brooklyn’s cultural and economic diversity.

700 New School Seats

The development will bring two new public schools (for a total of 700 seats) to Downtown Brooklyn. One of the schools will serve as a replacement facility for the Khalil Gibran International Academy, NYC’s first public school to focus on Arabic language and culture. Khalil Gibran currently suffers from severe facility limitations. The creation of a new state-of-the-art facility will foster student achievement and provide an opportunity to grow enrollment. The second school will be a new elementary school that will serve the local community and alleviate Downtown Brooklyn’s school seat shortage.

Housing

200 new units of affordable housing and 700 new units of market rate housing

Preservation

Preservation and adaptive reuse of two historic structures

Cultural Space

The repositioning of an historic building into 15,000 square foot cultural space

Office & Retail

200,000 square feet of Class A office space and 40,000 square feet of neighborhood retail

Location

80 Flatbush is a full-block site bounded by Flatbush Avenue, State Street, 3rd Avenue, and Schermerhorn Street. Its proximity to Atlantic Terminal makes it one of the most transit-rich sites in New York City.

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Timeline

  • 2016

    ECF issues Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”)

  • 2017

    ECF selects Alloy Development

  • 2019

    Start of construction

  • 2022

    Completion of Phase 1 (schools and triangular tower)

  • 2025

    Completion of Phase 2 (second tower and rehabilitation of existing structures)

To learn more, please go to the ECF's project page.

Read a letter from the developer here and learn more about the developer at Alloy’s website.