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Atlantic Terrace

A Green Residential Building in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 202 South Oxford Street
  • Brooklyn
  • NY
  • 11217
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  • 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. Located on the redeveloped brownfield site of a former gas station, Atlantic Terrace is an 80-unit, mixed-income home ownership development in the bustling Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Adjacent to a major transit hub and convenient to an array of restaurants, trendy shops, and renowned cultural venues including Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the Mark Morris Dance Studio, Atlantic Terrace offers green and sustainable construction in this lively neighborhood.

    Atlantic Terrace brings 25% market-rate / 75% affordable housing coops to the neighborhood. The top two floors consist of seven generous market-rate duplex loft style coops, each with double height living areas and their own large terrace. Layouts for the 80 one-, two- and three-bedroom residential coop units exceed minimum guidelines and standards for affordable housing.

    Designed to achieve LEED-Gold certification, sustainability was a project goal from inception. The team, including the development team, general contractor, architect, and engineers came together at the beginning of the project to discuss the viability of various sustainability measures, and carefully selected items that would fit into the project’s budget and timeline, to provide healthier, more efficient homes for residents of the building.

    Of the project's 80 homeownership units, 40 will be affordable to residents making at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) and 20 will be affordable to middle-income families at 165% and 175% of AMI. The remaining 19 apartments will be sold at market rate. Atlantic Terrace also includes a 12,000 square foot, ground-floor retail space on Atlantic Avenue and an underground parking garage primarily for use by the building's tenants and visitors.
  • Construction year
  • 2009
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 132
  • No. floors
  • 10
  • Certification
  • Enterprise Green Communities, USGBC LEED (Seeking certification or certified), New York Energy Smart.
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Energy Star appliances
    Energy Star compliant CFL lighting

    A highly efficient heat pump system, providing both heating and cooling to the units, is served by highly efficient condensing boilers and a cooling tower.

    The highly efficient HVAC system, combined with high-performance windows and a tightly constructed, well-insulated exterior wall, in addition to the high-albedo caps on the roof, creates an energy efficient and comfortable building.
  • Green Products
  • Bamboo flooring
    Locally built bamboo kitchen cabinetry
    Locally manufactured brick
    Low-VOC paint, adhesives, sealants and primers
    Recycled glass and concrete countertops
    Recycled ceramic tile in the bathrooms
    Recycled carpet tiles in the residential corridors
    Recycled steel and concrete used in the exterior construction
    Urea-formaldehyde free wood
  • Water Conservation Features
  • Low flow bathroom and kitchen fixtures
    Dual flush toilets
    Green roof with native/drought tolerant plantings at the second floor terrace
  • Transportation
  • Atlantic Terrace is two blocks east of Atlantic Terminal with access to the New York City subway and Long Island Railroad, and has a bus stop located on the southwest corner of the site. In addition, bicycle storage for tenants is provided in the cellar, as well as preferred parking rated for tenants with fuel efficient vehicles in the attended parking lot which is also in the cellar.
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • Residential
  • Designer
  • Magnusson Architecture and Planning
  • Builder
  • Mega Contracting
  • Owner/Developer
  • Fifth Avenue Committee / Mega Contracting Inc. / Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC
  • Number of units
  • 80