Construction is nearing topping out on 585 Union Street, 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 Street to the north, Union Street to the south, and 3rd Avenue to the east.
More than half of the reinforced concrete superstructure for 585 Union Street has already been formed since our last update in late May, when foundation work had just begun. Recent photos show the undulating shape of the floor plates that will create the building’s signature pleated façade.
Metal shoring and concrete formwork currently hold up the top floors of the building with only a couple levels left to erect.
Exterior renderings of 585 Union Street depict the lively façade composed primarily of light-colored paneling framing rectangular floor-to-ceiling windows of varying widths. There is a setback above the seventh story that will make way for outdoor terrace space lined with glass railings, followed by a more conventional massing with a dark metal envelope. The ground-floor commercial frontage will feature larger windows framed with angled geometric canopies matching the undulating edges of the floor plates above.
Several 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 enclosed 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 slated for the spring of 2025, as noted on site.