Brooklyn-based Happy Living Development has filed applications for a seven-story, 24-unit residential project at 229 Ninth Street, in Gowanus. The project will measure 31,423 square feet and rise 80 feet above street level. Its residential units, located across the ground through seventh floors, plus a penthouse level, should average 901 square feet apiece, which means either condominiums or rentals could be in the works. There will also be a 10-car parking garage in the cellar. De-Jan Lu’s Greenwich Village-based firm is the architect of record. The 6,000-square-foot assemblage consists of three two-story townhouses at 227-231 Ninth Street. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Brooklyn-based property owner Angle Martinez has filed applications for a three-story, 3,956-square-foot office building at 156 11th Street, located on the southern end of Gowanus. The ground through third floors will contain commercial-office space. The cellar will be available as accessory space to the offices above. Mohammad H. Baalbaki’s Staten Island-based Baalbaki & Associates Engineering is the applicant of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in September. The Fourth Avenue/Ninth Street stop on the R, F, and G trains is three blocks away.
Over the course of the past year, Eli Hamway and his partners at Industrie Capital evicted hundreds of artists from the turn-of-the-century warehouses at Ninth Street and Second Avenue in Gowanus. Now they’ve begun converting the buildings to office space and kicked off leasing for the project.
The federal government is finally cleaning up the Gowanus Canal, and the Lightstone Group has just finished a 12-story rental building along the banks of the heavily contaminated waterway. Now the city has kicked off a long-awaited rezoning study for the industrial area around the canal, but officials offered few guarantees or timelines for the new zoning.
In February, it was reported that Alloy Development would be building its new headquarters at 341 Nevins Street (a.k.a. 431 Carroll Street), in Gowanus. The firm has recently filed applications for the project, which will measure 9,923 square feet and rise 38 feet above street level. Part of the ground floor will be leased as retail space for a restaurant, while Alloy’s office space will be located on the rest of the ground floor, a mezzanine level associated with the ground floor, and the second floor. The ground floor will also contain two parking spaces. Alloy is designing the project in-house and construction is expected to begin in 2017 for a 2018 completion.