The building is situated in Park Slope, a historic neighborhood. The site is characterized by a more industrial Gowanus neighborhood to the East and the heart of Park Slope's Brownstone Brooklyn to the West. The building takes a fresh approach to zoning. While other new developments in the area maximize the zoning envelope by building right to the street line, our project situates the building to allow for a 3000 square foot shared garden overlooking Carroll Street. The emphasis on the garden is a re-evaluation of the urban lifestyle, bringing an element of country living to the urban context. 580 Carroll Street has 17 apartment units and a total built area of approximately 30,000 square feet.