Permits have been filed for a single-story community facility building at 2000 Shore Parkway in Gravesend, Brooklyn. The structure will include office space, a maintenance shop, and equipment storage space for the benefit of nearby gardens, sports fields, and playgrounds. A portion will also serve as a public comfort station. It will be located in Calvert Vaux Park, an athletics, leisure, and nature-spotting destination that borders Coney Island.
1100 Architects is responsible for the design, and the firm received an award from the Public Design Commission in 2015. Plenty of consideration went into safety and protection of vandalism for this structure.
The façade will be built with a graffiti-resistant material, and building openings were positioned to allow for easy locking when not in use. One of the firm’s ambitions is to receive the LEED Silver Certification.
The 25-foot tall structure will involve 15,380 square feet of construction area, and 3,800 square feet of community facility space. Three parking spaces will be created.
The project is receiving $4.8 million from the One NYC initiative for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, with $700 thousand from the City Council. Completion is expected between late 2019 and mid-2020.