Foundation work is progressing at 585 Union Street, the site of a nine-story residential building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Tavros Capital, Charney Companies, and Canyon Partners, the 95-foot-tall structure will span 167,000 square feet and yield 214 rental units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, with 25 percent designated as affordable housing, as well as 8,900 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Broadway Construction Group is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Sackett to the north, Union Street to the south, and 3rd Avenue to the east.
Photographs taken earlier this week show workers forming the reinforced concrete foundation below grade. Steel rebar protrudes across the slab at the locations of the forthcoming interior walls and columns, and a network of temporary steel beams has been assembled to brace the foundation walls along 3rd Avenue. The eastern half of the site is the furthest ahead, while a dirt ramp along Union Street continues to be used as an access point for machinery, crews, and materials. YIMBY expects construction to reach street level before the end of summer.
Renderings of 585 Union Street preview the building’s lively design, which features a wavy pleated wall structure and a façade composed of light-hued stone framing floor-to-ceiling windows. A setback above the seventh story makes way for terrace space, followed by a more conventional massing clad in dark metal paneling up to the flat parapet. The ground-floor frontage will feature larger windows topped with canopies matching the undulating shape of the building above.
Select units on the fourth and eighth floors will come with private terraces. Residential amenities will include a fitness center, a shared outdoor roof deck, a swimming pool, and parking for up to 72 vehicles. The closest subway from the property is the R train at the Union Street station along 4th Avenue.
585 Union Street’s anticipated completion date is posted on site for the spring of 2025.