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.
Back in July, details were revealed of the planned renovation of Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77 — a 16-story, one million-square-foot industrial building — and now Brownstoner reports work is well underway. Retail space is planned on the ground floor, along with a 60,000 square-foot public food hall, and the floors above will be leased to commercial and manufacturing tenants. Beyer Blinder Belle and Marvel Architects are designing the city-funded project, which is expected to open for business in the second half of 2016.
Marvel Architects is designing a 60,000 square-foot food court, with a number of retail storefronts, on the ground floor of Building 77, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, according to Crain’s. The 16-story, one million-square-foot structure is being completely renovated to accommodate modern manufacturing/office tenants; Shiel Medical Laboratory is already expected to take 240,000 square feet. Opening is scheduled for the second half of 2016.
560 Winthrop Street [DNAinfo New York]: Developer CAMBA has broken ground on their nine-story, 293-unit residential building — dubbed CAMBA Gardens Phase II — located at 560 Winthrop Street, in East Flatbush. Completion is expected “in the fall…