Construction has topped out at Caton Flats, a 14-story residential tower in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The structure is located at 800 Flatbush Avenue and will eventually support a community of 255 affordable housing units and revitalize the long-running Flatbush Caton Market with 16,000 square feet of new space for a Caribbean marketplace and an economic development incubator.
“The strong alignment between the real estate, community, and construction entities involved in this project enabled us to meet this milestone well in advance of schedule,” said Meredith Marshall, co-founder and managing partner of BRP Companies, the lead developer responsible for Caton Flats. “This project is a true partnership between many community groups and local leaders connected in their commitment to serving Flatbush, and we’re excited to be watching this vision come to fruition in real time.”
While the site is under construction, the Flatbush Caton Market continues to operate out of a temporary location at 2184 Clarendon Road in Flatbush. Upon completion, the market will reopen at its original location with upgraded amenities for its existing small business owners, expanded space for food vendors including a bar, café, and shared commercial kitchen, as well as flex space for the community.
Additional components include 5,000 square feet of supplemental community space owned and operated by the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and 10,000 square feet dedicated to local retail.
The project is designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning and developed in collaboration by BRP Companies, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Housing Development Corporation, and the CACCI.
The structure was expected to top out this spring, but achieved the milestone earlier this month. The entire project is expected to debut in 2021.