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160 Dikeman Street

Four-Story, 14,400-Square-Foot Manufacturing Building Coming To 160 Dikeman Street, Red Hook

An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a four-story, 14,440-square-foot commercial-manufacturing building at 160 Dikeman Street in Red Hook. The ground floor will contain a six-car parking garage, followed by 7,070 square feet of manufacturing space on the second and third floors, and 2,867 square feet of office space on the fourth floor. The 73-foot-tall structure will be topped by a penthouse featuring a lounge with a pantry and a roof terrace. Nizam O. Kizilsencer’s Financial District-based Strata Architects is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot plot is vacant.

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270 Richards Street

New Rendering Revealed of Two-Building Office Complex Planned at 270 Richards Street, Red Hook

An overhead rendering has been revealed of the planned two-building, four-story (plus penthouse) office complex, dubbed Red Hoek Point and located at 270 Richards Street, the former site of the Revere Sugar Refinery in Red Hook. The rendering, published by Curbed NY, shows off the project’s outdoor spaces, which will include a central plaza, waterfront esplanade, and landscaped rooftop terraces. YIMBY reported on the project’s new building applications in June. The filings described an office complex encompassing 1,135,610 square feet, of which 645,103 square feet will be commercial space for offices and retail. Thor Equities, the developer, is planning a 1,112-car parking garage in the cellar, although a variance must first be obtained to build it. Ground-floor retail and restaurant space will measure 23,000 square feet. Sir Norman Foster’s London-based Foster + Partners is the design architect, while Adamson Associates Architects is serving as the executive architect. Groundbreaking is expected this fall.


Red Hook Houses

City Moves Forward with ‘Microgrid’ Infrastructure Upgrade at Red Hook Houses

Last week, the New York City Housing Authority launched a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a modern utilities system for the 28-building, 2,878-unit public housing complex called Red Hook Houses, in Red Hook. The proposed infrastructure upgrades are to include heat, hot water, electricity, and the systems of delivery for all three, according to DNAinfo. It would include two central plants, located on opposite ends of the complex at 592 Clinton Street and along Richards Street, in addition to 12 utility pods with generators. The new infrastructure is intended to disconnect Red Hook Houses from the electrical grid. That way, in the event of a black-out, the complex would be able to operate on its own. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is also chipping in $438,213,000 to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. The money will be used to upgrade and renovate playgrounds, roofs, mechanical equipment, and a senior center, and contribute to the infrastructure project. Proposals are due in phases by July 22 and September 9. Kohn Pedersen Fox has already been tasked to design the project.