Demolition is progressing on the Harte & Company warehouse at 14 Clay Street, the site of a potential 400-unit mixed-use development in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Developed by Dupont Street 1, LLC, the project will replace the derelict 91-year-old structure that has sat vacant since 2004 with a new building spanning up to 400,000 square feet with a residential component as well as 200 parking spaces, community facilities, and a grocery store. United Interior Service is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Clay Street to the north, Dupont Street to the south, and Franklin Street to the west.
The site sits surrounded with sidewalk scaffolding as demolition work continues. The majority of the one-story structure that formerly spanned ten parcels across the eastern half of the plot has already been torn down and cleared, leaving just the taller portion at the western end standing.
A four-story tower lines up against Franklin Street and is topped with rusting mechanical equipment from the factory. Colorful graffiti, reliefs, and motifs are sprayed across various parts of the outer brick walls.
The main structure at the northwest corner features an Art Moderne design with a rounded corner composed of clay brick and square glass panels and the Harte & Company signage positioned above the first level. The building is one of the last industrial structures remaining in the neighborhood, which is seeing an incredible surge of new development in recent years.
No renderings or details have been released for the new structure. The closest subway to the site is the local G train at the nearby Greenpoint Avenue station to the southeast, and the Greenpoint waterfront is a short walk to the west behind the row of new skyscrapers lining Commercial and West Streets.
YIMBY spotted a completion date for the demolition, which is scheduled for this fall.