Alloy Development announces topping-out ceremony for 100 Flatbush, New York City’s first all-electric skyscraper

Alloy Development (Alloy) today announced the topping out of 100 Flatbush, the city’s first all-electric skyscraper. The 44-story tower is part of the first phase of the Alloy Block, an Alloy-designed mixed-use development that will include five old and new buildings and will offer residential, office, cultural and retail space, as well as the city’s first two public Schools that are designed to the passive house standard. 100 Flatbush will feature 441 mixed-income homes with premium amenities and 30,000 square feet of retail space. The second phase of the project will include a mixed-use residential, office and retail tower and a home for a local cultural institution. Urban Atelier Group is leading the construction of 100 Flatbush, which is expected to be completed in 2024.

“The Alloy Block is a transformative vision for downtown Brooklyn and will set a new standard for sustainable development for New York,” he said Alloy CEO Jared Della Valle. “As the city’s first fully electrified skyscraper, 100 Flatbush not only serves as a model for sustainable urban development, but also contributes to the community by providing much-needed housing and retail along Flatbush Avenue. We thank our engineering team for their hard work to achieve this exciting milestone.”

Sustainability is a core component of the Alloy Block and 100 Flatbush sets a new standard for energy efficient building construction. Alloy recently issued a call for proposals seeking to partner with a community solar developer to register 100 Flatbush for community solar projects that will ensure 100% local renewable energy supply for the building. Alloy is the first developer to pursue such a program after the New York City Department of Building recently issued a local law 97 compliance rule certifying that developers can comply with the law through outside solar programs.

The residential component of 100 Flatbush will be a community of 396 commercial rental homes and 45 affordable homes, of which Alloy is being developed with the Fifth Avenue Committee, a 40-year-old Brooklyn-based nonprofit community development company. The retail portion of the building will feature 20-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the busy corridor of Flatbush Avenue.

A new public elementary school and the new Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA) will also be located in the Alloy Block. The new facility for KGIA, the city’s first Arabic-language high school, will accommodate a larger enrollment and will feature a new cafeteria, gym and library. Both schools were designed by the Architecture Research Office.

All functions within 100 Flatbush that would normally run on natural gas will run on electricity instead. The dwelling units will be fitted with induction hobs and heat pump dryers, and basic building systems such as hot water heating and HVAC will be fully electric, eliminating carbon emissions from the dwellings and the building as a whole. These improvements, along with the collaborative solar component, will ensure that the building will be carbon neutral upon completion. Likewise, the new Khalil Gibran International Academy and Public Elementary School will meet the rigorous standards for energy efficiency and indoor quality that qualify for Passive House certification – the first two public schools in the city to do so.

Upon completion, the Alloy Block will house approximately 850 residences, including approximately 200 sustainable affordable housing, 100,000 square feet of Class A office space, 50,000 square feet of retail space and two state-of-the-art passive house public schools.

The Alloy Block is also a model for traffic-centric development, with over 500 bike spaces and no car spaces. The Alloy Block is adjacent to Atlantic Terminal, the city’s second busiest transportation hub, adjacent to the Brooklyn Cultural District and Barclays Center, and bounded by Flatbush Avenue, Schermerhorn Street, Third Avenue and State Street. It was approved by the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure in September 2018.

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