Sunday, October 12, 2014

659-Unit Apt Complex to Break Ground at Spring Creek

Gateway Elton III is the third phase of a multi-phase development, to create a new mixed-use neighborhood in Brooklyn’s Spring Creek area.  The 2.54 acre project by the Hudson Companies will construct 659 apartments and 70,000 square feet of commercial space in two mid-rise residential buildings at the corner of Flatlands Avenue and Elton Street 
The final phase the Gateway Elton Street development will include 357,400 square feet of residential space organized around a central courtyard with parking and outdoor recreation areas.

Approximately 70,000 square feet will be ground floor commercial space and include a supermarket, childcare center, a convenience store and two restaurants.

Both buildings were designed by Dattner Architects to reinforce the pedestrian-friendly block design of the previous project phases. The first and second phases of Gateway Elton Street included affordable housing for low-income families.

Phase III will include 287 units of affordable housing and is expected to be completed by late 2015. Hudson broke ground on Phase I of the development in 2011.

Gateway Elton III is being designed to achieve LEED Silver or higher certification in the LEED for Homes Mid-Rise program.

Photovoltaic panels mounted above 1149-1166 Elton Street will generate 214,000 watts of solar power and provide a portion of the building’s electricity.

The panel array will allow the mixed use development to offset 300,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year, the equivalent of 8 acres of mature trees.

The solar system will be the largest of its kind on a residential building in New York State.

Once completed, the combined rooftops of Gateway Elton will carry over a million watts of solar photovoltaic panels, generating enough electricity to power all the common areas within the entire development.

As a participant in NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program Green Affordable Component, these buildings are designed to meet or exceed NYSERDA’s energy-efficiency standards.

A tight envelope of well-insulated exterior walls, high-efficiency boilers, Energy Star window appliances, unitized ventilation, and water saving fixtures will reduce energy and water waste and control costs both for tenants and for the long-term operation of the buildings.

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