280 Ashland Place, Brooklyn (Fort Greene), NY

Property Type

Rental Apartments + Retail + Community Facility

Project Type

Development – New Construction


Limited Partner

Development Cost

$46.3 million

Square Footage


Number of Units


Developer Partner

Jonathan Rose Companies


Dattner Architects

Construction Lender

Citizens Bank


February 2018

Located on the last un-programmed vacant site in the Brooklyn Cultural District, this mixed-use development includes two community facilities (to be occupied by The Mark Morris Dance Group and The Center for Fiction), ground floor retail space, and 123 rental units ranging in size from micro studios to two-bedroom apartments. Residents will have access to a beautiful landscaped roof terrace with communal tables, outdoor kitchen, sun deck, and fitness center at the penthouse level.

Many sustainable features will be incorporated into its construction, including high performance insulation with Low-e double-glazed windows, and a state-of-the-art, energy efficient heating and cooling system. The property is expected to meet or exceed a LEED Silver certification standard.

Located at the cultural intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place, Caesura is across the street from The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), south of The Theatre for a New Audience, and directly adjacent to the Art Plaza Cultural Center. It is conveniently accessible to the Atlantic Avenue Barclays MTA subway station, Brooklyn’s largest mass transit hub.