Construction is around two-thirds of the way to the parapet at 800 Flatbush Avenue, aka Caton Flats, in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Work has moved along rapidly on the 255-unit affordable housing complex since construction began in May of 2019. The mixed-use development will also house the Flatbush-Caton Market, which originally occupied the site and is temporarily operating a few blocks south at 2184 Clarendon Road. The project is designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning and developed by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Housing Development Corporation, the Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the BRP Companies.
Photos taken by architectural photographer Tectonic show the state of progress on the reinforced concrete superstructure. The window frames above the ground floor are continuing to go up as the upper floors are being formed.
The construction site is located at the intersection of Flatbush and Caton Avenues by the southwest corner of Prospect Park. The closest subway stop is the Parkside Avenue station, serviced by the Q train. Caton Flats will contain 16,000 square feet of commercial space reserved exclusively for small, local businesses and incubators, 10,000 square feet of retail area, and residential amenity spaces that have yet to be revealed.
The original Flatbush-Caton Market had a number of Caribbean-owned small businesses and merchants that served the local community and sold traditional foods, drinks, clothing, artwork, personal care products, accessories, and more. The temporary location is a seven minute car ride or a fifteen minute walk south on Flatbush Avenue from the ground-up development.
Topping out of Caton Flats should likely happen in the next couple of months, while total completion is expected sometime within 2021.