Façade installation is progressing on 420 Carroll Street, a two-tower residential complex in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Domain Companies, the project consists of a 20-story, 224-foot-tall tower and a shorter 15-story sibling and will yield 360 units with 25 percent reserved for affordable housing, as well as 27,500 square feet of retail space, 7,700 square feet of “Gowanus Mix” space pursuant to the 82-block district rezoning, and a new public promenade along the Gowanus Canal. Studio Mainer is the interior designer, Scape is the landscape architect, and Mega Contracting Group is the general contractor for the development, which strands on a trapezoidal plot bound by Carroll Street to the north, the Powerhouse Arts building and its parking lot to the south, and the Gowanus Canal to the west.
420 Carroll Street was just about to top out at the time of our last update in late May. Since then, crews have formed the final levels and mechanical bulkheads and are now working to enclose the structure. Recent photos show large sections of both towers fitted with metal stud frames, insulation boards, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Black netting and scaffolding shroud portions of the tallest building’s pinnacle.
King Contracting Group is in charge of installing the CMU, EIFS, and stone façade.
The following photo shows the complex’s position in relation to the Downtown Brooklyn skyline.
The main rendering depicts the taller structure rising from a multi-story podium with a landscaped rooftop terrace and a grid of white paneling framing floor-to-ceiling windows. The shorter uses darker-hued façade panels and has numerous terrace spaces across both its setbacks and atop its largely flat roof parapet. The development will also include a gently sloped boardwalk lined with wooden railings that wraps around the southwestern corner of the property. Further inland will be newly planted trees and landscaping, ADA-accessible ramps, stone seating, multi-tiered lawns, and retail frontage nestled between the buildings.
Residential amenities will include coworking space, a lounge, multiple outdoor spaces, a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and bike storage. The nearest subway is the R train at the Union Street station to the east along 4th Avenue.
420 Carroll Street is aiming for LEED Platinum certification and is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2025, as noted on site.