The transformation of a five-story, 1860s-era warehouse into a six-story mixed-use commercial building is nearing completion at 55 Water Street, in Dumbo. According to Brownstoner, the structure’s sixth-floor addition has been constructed, and glass façade is now being installed. Dubbed Empire Stores, the building will yield 395,000 square feet of commercial space, which will be made up of offices, retail, restaurants, and exhibition space; rooftop gardens and outdoor public space are also featured.
Midtown Equities, Rockwood Capital and HK Organization are developing, while Studio V and S9 Architecture are designing; Perkins Eastman is served as architect of record. Completion is expected in early 2016.