Plans are in the works to bring two new residential towers to a busy stretch of Atlantic Avenue in Crown Heights.

Developer EMP Capital Group presented their proposal for the pair of towers located at 1034 and 1042 Atlantic Avenue, during Brooklyn Community Board 8’s April 1 land use committee meeting, looking to obtain a spot rezoning for the project, as Brooklyn Paper first reported.

The towers will take up two lots spanning from Atlantic Avenue to Pacific Street, with most of the development frontage falling on a tract of Atlantic currently defined by commercial and industrial buildings.

View from the corner of Classon Avenue and Atlantic | Archimaera

Atlantic Avenue elevation | Archimaera

On Atlantic, a 17-story building would rise with 174 apartments, 20 underground parking spaces, and retail and a youth center on the ground floor. The design of the tower features a grille-style facade broken up with undulating setbacks at the seventh, tenth, and thirteenth floors. 

Pacific Street elevation | Archimaera

On Pacific Street, a nine-story apartment building would add 36 units to the project and host the entrance to the parking garage. The design of the structure is a stack construction with floor-to-ceiling windows, a series of landscaped setbacks, and a rooftop terrace. 

A portion of the more than 200 units created would be made affordable under Mandatory Inclusionary Housing — the exact number is still to be determined. 

Dressing up both buildings further will be two giant murals. As Brooklyn Paper writes, EMP Capital Group "plans to hire local artists to do the murals for the buildings as well as the art framing the Atlantic Avenue entrance."

Atlantic Avenue entrance | ArchimaeraView of the murals from the opposite side of Atlantic Avenue | Archimaera

Although the development's immediate environs are not glamourous, its surrounding blocks are largely low-slung residential with a good number of new-addition eateries and shops to be found. The project also finds itself among various new multi-family and mixed-use constructions that have risen further in the Crown Heights district, including ODA's 1040 Dean at Franklin Avenue and Dean Street. 

The parcel at 1034 Atlantic was previously a filling station and now functions as an empty lot used for storage; 1042 Atlantic will require the razing of a two-story Neo-Gothic building from 1929, most recently occupied by Leader Refrigeration.

So far, no building or demo permits have been filed.