Last December, YIMBY revealed the renderings for 399 Sands Street in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Industrial Park. Now, the official groundbreaking for the nine-story office building has occurred. The structure will house between 700 to 1,000 jobs once complete. It is part of the $1 billion redevelopment project dedicated to fueling New York City’s economy with infrastructure for 10,000 new jobs in manufacturing and creative businesses. The non-profit Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is realizing the project through private developers, and Steiner NYC is responsible for 399 Sands Street.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY) has released its long-term plan for the development of the district, with the ambition of creating 10,000 new jobs in the coming years. This would bring total employment to 30,000 jobs for the area. Most exciting is news that another $2.5 billion will be invested into expanding the yard by five million square feet, for manufacturing space as well as complementary businesses from the creative, tech, and innovation sectors.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 399 Sands Street as part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard redevelopment. Nestled between the Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge, the area is being reinvented under the helm of Steiner NYC, into a multi-use commercial hub accessible to the public.
It was revealed in May of 2015 that New Jersey-based Steiner Equities Group, selected by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, would be redeveloping the corner of Flushing Avenue and Navy Street into a multi-building commercial complex. Now, the developer has filed applications for three of the four planned buildings. At the corner of Flushing and Navy, filed under 1 Flushing Avenue, a new single-story, 12,600-square-foot retail building is planned. Directly to the east, at 3 Flushing Avenue, a two-story, 36,645-square-foot retail building is in the works. To the north of 1 Flushing Avenue along Navy Street, at 25 Navy Street, another two-story retail building measuring 41,200 square feet is planned. A fourth building, this one five stories in height, is planned at 21 Flushing Avenue. That structure, to total 248,489 square feet, will include a 74,000-square-foot Wegmans market and 126,000 square feet of industrial space. S9 Architecture is the design architect. Steiner is ground-leasing the property in a 96-year lease, which is currently scattered with the crumbling remains of Admiral’s Row. Two of the dilapidated buildings along the corridor are being restored, but the rest are to be demolished. Completion is expected in 2017.
SEF Industries is proposing a floating six-story, 79-megawatt electrical plant in the Wallabout Federal Navigation Channel, located right off the coast of South Williamsburg and north of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The facility would measure 100-feet-wide and 220-feet-long, and would feed directly into Brooklyn’s power grid. The natural gas-powered plant would be able to store three days’ worth of fuel, and would be refueled from the East River. The developer has submitted plans with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a permanent barge where the facility would go. SEF apparently has all of the remaining approvals, the Brooklyn Daily Paper reports. Comments on the proposal are due April 30, and the Army Corps will subsequently green-light or disapprove the project later this year.