Joint Venture Selected to Redevelop, Manage Flatbush Caton Market in NYC

by Katie Sloan

New York City — The New York City Economic Development Corp. has selected a joint venture of Urbane Development, BRP Development and Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) to redevelop and manage Flatbush Caton Market, located at 814 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn.

The market was established in 2000 to provide former street vendors a permanent indoor market to sell their wares, and in 2013 NYCEDC released a RFP to redevelop and manage the market into a commercial, residential and community space.

The joint venture’s winning 212,000-square-foot redevelopment plan includes more than 20,000 square feet of retail space, 10,000 square feet of community facilities and 166 affordable housing units, as well as an assemblage of business training and support initiatives to strengthen existing vendors and support entrepreneurial growth.

Designed by Freeform + Deform, the project will feature convertible indoor/outdoor swing space, modular vendor pods, and multiple production spaces for food, natural personal care and fashion/textile uses.

Redevelopment is underway with an expected completion date of late 2019 or early 2020.

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