Newly revealed renderings from Gowanus Forward illustrate an exciting future for the Gowanus Canal waterfront and the surrounding streetscape. From Gowanus Forward, a consortium of developers including Domain Companies, Monadnock, and PMG, the renderings show a drastically reinvigorated public thoroughfare with open green spaces, recreational boating, new benches, and a winding esplanade.
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The de Blasio administration is planning to launch a request for proposals (RFP) at some point next year in search of a development team to build a senior housing facility at 30 Pike Street, located between Henry and Madison streets on the Lower East Side. The scope of the building has not been revealed, but it will accommodate at least 100 senior residents and will feature an unspecified medical facility, Curbed NY reported. The site can accommodate up to 244,562 square feet of community facility space, which is what senior housing is categorized under. The 37,625-square-foot site is currently occupied a single-story a water supply building. The Department of Environmental Protection will work with the future development team to incorporate the infrastructure into the new building.
Back in December of 2015, Alloy Development proposed to build two 104,000-square-foot office buildings, along with 138,000 square feet of public park space, at 234 Butler Street and 242 Back in December of 2015, Alloy Development and the property owners of 234 Butler Street and 242 Nevins Street proposed to build two 104,000-square-foot office buildings and, along with a 50,000 square-foot public park, in northern Gowanus. The proposal aimed to convince two city agencies, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Parks Department, to build two underground sewage tanks mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency under Thomas Greene Park—instead of seizing, through eminent domain, the properties currently ground-leased by Alloy. The EPA has been pushing to install the tanks beneath the park, because it’s already owned by the city and will need to be excavated eventually to clean up contaminants.