Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as an industrial and commercial corridor, and many of its older buildings have recently been converted to residential use. The appearance of these converted lofts is the principle design cue for Atlantic Terrace, a new mixed-income and mixed-use development with 80 affordable and market-rate cooperative apartments, ground floor retail space, and underground attended parking.
Located on the redeveloped brownfield site of a former gas station, Atlantic Terrace brings green and sustainable construction to this lively neighborhood adjacent to a major transit hub. The project recently received LEED-Gold certification from the U. S. Green Building Council and is Enterprise Green Communities compliant. The top two floors consist of seven generous duplex loft-style condos, each with double height living areas and their own large terrace. Layouts for the other one, two, and three bedroom units exceed typical standards for affordable housing. The development is across the street from the future Barclay’s Center and office/residential complex.
“Green” standards are incorporated into all aspects of the architectural design and mechanical and electrical systems. A highly efficient heat pump system features condensing boilers and cooling tower, working together with high-performance windows and a tightly constructed, well-insulated exterior wall to create an energy efficient and comfortable building. Interior finishes include both recycled and rapidly renewable materials as well as locally built cabinetry from sustainably harvested wood. A planted outdoor terrace at the second floor is visible from the bright, daylit public corridors and forms a restful visual focal point for building residents.