Program

80 Flatbush is a mixed-used development in Downtown Brooklyn that includes two new public schools, market-rate and affordable housing, commercial and cultural space. Its unique location, adjacent to Atlantic Terminal, the Brooklyn Cultural District, and Barclays Center, supports a mix of uses.

Schools

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 address Downtown Brooklyn’s severe school seat need.

Housing

Our city and borough are in the midst of a housing crisis, with annual demand for housing far outpacing supply of new units.  The best way to address this crisis is to increase that supply, both market-rate and affordable, in areas that are contextual and supported by essential infrastructure.  80 Flatbush is served by 28 train and bus lines and is located on a corridor that has long supported high density.  The proposed development includes the creation of 200 new affordable units and 700 market rate units.





Cultural Space

The Brooklyn Cultural District, home to more than 70 diverse cultural groups, is thriving. With its breadth, diversity, and density of organizations, the Cultural District has become a dynamic ecosystem that draws audiences from across the borough and city. 80 Flatbush includes the development of a new 15,000 square foot cultural facility that will add to the district’s energy and enhance its streetscape experience

Office & Retail

Downtown Brooklyn has seen strong job growth in recent years and is now New York City’s third-largest office core.  But with office vacancy rates at all-time lows, the neighborhood risks stifling future job growth.  The proposed development will add 200,000 square feet of Class A commercial office space to allow Brooklyn companies to grow.  In addition, the project will bring 40,000 square feet of much-needed neighborhood retail space to an historically underserved market