Development—Brooklyn, New York


Jonathan Rose Companies' proposal, Brooklyn Cultural District: Apartments (BCD:A) was selected through an RFP process run by NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The BCD:A site is at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place, across the street from the BAM Opera House, just south of the new Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) and immediately adjacent to the Mark Morris Dance Center. Our winning proposal was a mixed-use building consisting of: approximately 21,400 SF of cultural space.

BCD:A consists of 123 rental apartments units designed to accommodate a range of modern urban households. Twenty percent of the apartments will be affordable to households earning 80% of AMI, twenty percent will be affordable to households earning 130% of AMI, with the balance rented at market rates; and will include a 2,800 SF Craft brand restaurant from the founders of ‘wichcraft. In addition to the restaurant and cultural uses, BCD:A will also feature an environmentally responsible design to promote healthy living, resource conservation and energy efficiency, to meet or exceed LEED Silver standard.The design calls for a high performance insulated façade system with low-e double-glazed windows, and state of the art VRF HVAC systems, which provide residents with quiet, efficient heating and cooling.

The apartments include a beautiful landscaped roof-top with communal tables for dining and co-working, as well as an outdoor kitchen and sun deck.

Other residential building amenities include a resident lounge, and a top-floor fitness center and double-height conservatory.


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Project Profile

New Construction of 123 mixed income residential units; 2,800 SF of retail for a flagship wichcraft restaurant; 21,400 SF for cultural use. The Center for Fiction will occupy 17,696 SF and the Mark Morris Dance Group to occupy 3,757 SF

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Project Team
Dattner Architects, Bernheimer Architecture, Life Edited
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Project Status

Completion: 2017

Total Project Size / Budget
121,551 sq ft
$51.1 million
Total Units
123 Mixed-Income Units