Permits are now processing for a sizable new three-story building at 640 Columbia Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The filings confirm movement on a new multi-level commercial distribution center by Dov Hertz and the Innovo Property Group, making this the second large warehouse by the pair in the Five Boroughs. Their first project, still under development, is 2050 Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx. The Red Hook site would be right next to IKEA, with close proximity to the I-278 and I-478, which would give trucks quick access to Manhattan, Long Island, and New Jersey through Staten Island.
The 86-foot tall structure will yield 624,715 square feet, with 346,500 square feet dedicated to commercial use. 175 parking spaces will be included on site. The building will include office spaces and an elevated truck court just like the Bronx project. The most interesting portion of the structure will be the rooftop soccer field.
Ware Malcomb is the architect of record.
A construction company is currently operating on the lot. It is unclear if demolition permits will need to be filed, or if their machinery is moveable. The estimated completion date has not been announced.