The city’s School Construction Authority is proposing to build an 180-seat pre-kindergarten school at 170 8th Street/197 9th Street, in Gowanus, located less than a block away from the F, G, and R trains’ stop at Fourth Avenue and 9th Street. According to Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the 13,500 square-foot thru-block lot is currently privately owned. The agency is beginning the public review process and is accepting the community’s input through mid December. The property’s two-story predecessor was demolished back in 1993.
Robert Moses irrevocably altered Sunset Park when he ran the Gowanus Expressway down Third Avenue, turning a once-vibrant commercial corridor into a forlorn industrial area covered by a steel and concrete highway. But just a few blocks north in Gowanus, some prewar charm remains in between the auto repair shops and fast food joints.
Property owner Praim Singh has filed applications for a seven-story, 13-unit mixed-use building at 217 9th Street, in southern Gowanus, right around the corner from subway stops on the R, F and G trains. The building will measure 13,500 square feet in total, which includes a 2,990 square-foot medical facility on the ground floor. Residential units begin on the second floor and will average 808 square feet apiece. Peter Gee’s South Slope-based architectural firm is designing, and an existing three-story structure must first be demolished.
Last month, YIMBY brought you a construction update on the Lightstone Group’s 12-story, 700-unit residential project at 363-365 Bond Street, in Gowanus. Since then, the 429-unit building at 365 Bond has topped out, and foundation work is now underway at 363 Bond, where a 268-unit building is planned. New Jersey-based Atlantic Realty has stepped in to finish construction at the latter site, acquiring the property for $75 million. As for 365 Bond, move-ins are expected early next year, per The Real Deal.
In 2014, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the 12-story, 105-unit mixed-use building planned at 470 4th Avenue/237 11th Street, in Gowanus, and now Brownstoner reports the building is four stories above ground, and rising. Adam America, Slate Property Group and Naveh Shuster Group are developing, while Aufgang Architects is designing. The project, located a block from subway stops for the F, G and R trains, will include 5,260 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, and a 2017 completion date appears likely.