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A rendering of Caesura, a mixed-use rental building under construction at 280 Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn. (Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture) A rendering of Caesura, a mixed-use rental building under construction at 280 Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn. (Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture)
Fort Greene is ready to welcome the new mixed-use rental building, Caesura, to the neighborhood. This past week, the team behind the project released a new website revealing a Fall 2017 launch for the building, along with new interior renderings and more details for the building's affordable housing lottery.

As 6sqft reports, the housing lottery will offer up 49 of Caesura’s 123 apartments which range from micro units to two-bedroom layouts, and while all city residents are welcome to apply, keep in mind that 50 percent of units will give preference to residents of Brooklyn's Community Board 2. To qualify, applicants can earn between 80 to 130 percent of the neighborhood's AMI for apartments priced from $886 per month. The deadline to apply is August 11, and more active lotteries can be found here.
280-ashland-place The project is located within the Brooklyn Cultural District and will also host local arts institutions. (Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture)
280-ashland-place Apartments will feature hardwood floors, large windows and kitchen islands. (Image via
280-ashland-place Micro units come with access to complimentary services from Ollie. (Image via
Developed by Jonathan Rose Companies, the site holds a 280 Ashland Place address (though initially known as 15 Lafayette Street and BAM North Site II), and we last checked-in on the project earlier this year when it was first dubbed Caesura. Dattner Architects and Bernheimer Architecture designed the exterior, and apartment interiors are set to feature hardwood floors, kitchen islands, keyless entry, Caesarstone quartz countertops, and GE stainless steel appliances. On top of these features, residents of the building’s micro-units will receive complimentary service from Ollie, like cable-TV, high-speed internet, laundry and weekly housekeeping, to name a few. Ollie services will be available to other units in the building for an additional charge.

Aside from words like sleek and affordable, green should also come to mind when imagining Caesura. Among its long list of amenities, the most exciting might be the 11th-floor conservatory - a “double-height, glass-walled garden of indigenous plants” designed for “quiet contemplation” for its residents. The rooftop will also feature a garden with a kitchen and grills pleasantly surrounded by assorted plant life.
15-Lafayette-Avenue-023 Caesura topped off as of June 2017 (CityRealty)
It should be noted that Caesura finds itself in the Brooklyn Cultural District, a development plan spearheaded by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and locals arts organizations to ignite the Fort Greene area as a cultural hub. As a mixed-use property, Caesura will house two organizations on its first floor: the Center for Fiction and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Both will take part in a larger mission of the Cultural District to promote diversity, community engagement and emphasize the importance of access to the arts.

As mentioned earlier, the market-rate units will not be available until this fall, but visit CityRealty’s Caesura profile to stay up-to-date on the project or visit the building's new new website for more details.
280-ashland-place An aerial rendering of Caesura at 280 Ashland Place in Downtown Brooklyn. (Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture)

Jonathan Rose Companies

Jonathan Rose Companies
Caesura Leasing Office
280 Ashland Place
New York, NY 11217
(866) 698-XXXX

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Contributor Julian McBride Julian is a Content Intern at CityRealty and a contributing writer for Market Insight. He's a native New Yorker and attends Brown University.