Updated Renderings Revealed for Acme Smoked Fish Factory 30 Gem Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Updated rendering of the Acme Fish Expansion illustrates the Southwest corner of the development looking Northeast - Gensler ArchitectUpdated rendering of the Acme Fish Expansion illustrates the Southwest corner of the development looking Northeast - Gensler Architect

New renderings from Gensler reveal updated proposals to expand the Acme Smoked Fish Factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The renderings are contained within a detailed Environmental Assessment Statement, which examines the potential effects of the proposed expansion on the surrounding neighborhood.

Located at 30 Gem Street, Acme’s processing facility was originally established in 1905 and is today one the leading production and distribution centers for smoked and pickled fish. Rubenstein Partners, the private development firm selected by Acme to manage the expansion, previously filed a request for zoning amendments to facilitate the construction of a mixed-use, commercial-industrial property.

Site Map of the Acme Fish Factory Expansion - Gensler Architects

Site Map of the Acme Fish Factory Expansion – Gensler Architects

The proposed expansion could span 654,300 square feet. This includes 109,300 square feet of additional processing area, 545,000 square feet of office and retail area, and a partially covered outdoor terrace spanning 21,400 square feet.

The commercial and office expansion would also include a mix of vehicular parking, bike storage, and loading berths.

Updated rendering of the Acme Fish Expansion illustrates the Southeast corner of the development looking Northwest - Gensler Architect

Updated rendering of the Acme Fish Expansion illustrates the Southeast corner of the development looking Northwest – Gensler Architect

The Acme Smoked Fish processing facility would contain four stories with a maximum building height of approximately 74 feet. The commercial building, which would contain office and retail uses and occupy the remainder of the block, would consist of nine stories and reach a maximum height of approximately 178.5 feet.

The overall boxy massing as well as the façade of the structure is intended to emulate the form and style of the many surrounding warehouse buildings in north Brooklyn.

The façade of the commercial building includes brick and masonry materials on the lower floors and a combination of steel and glass materials at the upper levels. The commercial office entrance will incorporate a glass-enclosed double-height lobby located along Gem Street. The façade of the new Acme Smoked Fish facility will feature a variation of dark gray textured metal paneling. The simplicity of the façade is meant to provide Acme with an opportunity to commission a large mural or installation to the exterior of the building.

Pending approvals, Acme’s expansion could be completed as early as 2024.

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6 Comments on "Updated Renderings Revealed for Acme Smoked Fish Factory 30 Gem Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn"

  1. Nice looking building, especially considering this is a industrial building.

  2. ‘The Acme Smoked Fish Factory’ on 30 Gem Street..Sounds like a made-up place from ‘Looney Tunes’ rather than the current, leading center for smoked/pickled fish that it is..
    Shows how much I know.

  3. A very well done rendering for my favorite purveyor of smoked fish.
    It is a balanced massing of old and new.

  4. Looks like a very nice building and place to live

  5. It would be nice if Acme cared more about the fumes and odors it spreads through the nearby residential neighbiohood.
    It would also be nice if Acme better insured the safety of it’s slaughter house-like environment in a pandemic.
    Hopefuly with a new building they will have more room to do so, and will add a scrubber on their smokestacks.
    Less focus on architecture and appearances, and more focus on people & stakeholders is what’s needed!

  6. Smoked & Pickled fish…I love it

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