Renderings have been revealed of Alloy Development’s two-tower, 900-unit mixed-use project planned at 80 Flatbush Avenue, located on the block between State and Schermerhorn streets on the edge of Downtown Brooklyn. The towering development would be built in two phases, Curbed NY reported.
Phase one would consist of a 38-story residential building, a 350-seat public elementary school, and a new 350-seat facility for Khalil Gilbran International Academy, a multicultural public high school. The three-story former Civil War infirmary complex at 362 Schermerhorn Street, where Khalil Gilbran is currently located, would be converted into 15,000 square feet of cultural community space, retail space, and residential amenities.
Phase two would see the construction of a 74-story, 920-foot-tall mixed-use tower with office space and residential units. Two hundred of the apartments would be designated as affordable.
The school and phase one are expected to open by 2022, while phase two would be complete by 2025. The Educational Construction Fund is partnered in the project with Alloy. Multiple structures, mostly commercial buildings, must first be demolished along Flatbush Avenue and parts of State and Schermerhorn streets.