It’s been a decade since Thor Equities demolished the iconic Revere Sugar Refinery on the Red Hook waterfront. Now, they’ve finally filed plans for a five-story office building on the huge lot at 270 Richards Street, between Van Brunt and Dwight streets.
Back in 2005, Thor Equities acquired, for $40 million, the 7.7-acre Revere Sugar Refinery site at 280 Richards Street, located south of Beard Street in Red Hook. The developer later demolished the refinery (the last photos of it can be found here), and has since been floating the idea of building a massive mixed-use project with residential units and commercial space. The developer is now moving forward with plans for a four-story, 623,000-square-foot commercial complex, Bloomberg reported. It will include 600,000 square feet of office space and will boast 100,000-square-foot floor plates. The project will also feature 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, presumably on the ground floor, along with a central courtyard, rooftop terraces, and a public waterfront esplanade. Norman Foster’s London-based Foster + Partners is designing. The site is located 12 blocks from the Smith-9th Streets stop on the F/G trains.
Back in December of 2015, renderings were revealed of the eight-story, 200-bed nursing home planned at 141 Conover Street, in Red Hook. The proposed project, by Oxford Nursing Home, was to measure 157,500 square feet and feature an urgent care center, but it also required an individual rezoning through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. Yesterday, the project reached the City Council Review step, but it was disapproved in a 48-0 vote by the full council, according to Crain’s. Unfortunately, this means the project is officially dead. Concerns raised at the vote included the unfavorable change in zoning from manufacturing to residential. Also, the site is located in a Flood Zone-A area, which some said would pose a threat to seniors living inside the building.
In September of 2014, renderings were revealed of the six-story, 70-unit residential conversion of the warehouse at 160 Imlay Street, in Red Hook. Construction has been underway since 2014 on the 224,809-square-foot structure, and now the Daily Brooklyn Eagle has the latest update on the progress. The 70-foot-tall structure has yet to receive its windows, but it appears installation may be imminent. The condos should average a spacious 2,648 square feet apiece, and will come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts. Roughly 39,500 square feet of commercial space will be located on the ground and second floors, along with amenities like bike storage, private storage space, a fitness center, and a small parking garage. Est4te Four is the developer, AA Studio is the design architect, and Jeffrey Cole Architects is the architect of record. Completion is expected in the spring of 2017.
It was in December of 2014 when YIMBY first reported on applications for a 22-townhome development spanning 109-125 King Street and 74-84 Sullivan Street, in Red Hook. We later revealed renderings on two occasions in 2015, and now the project is under construction, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. Excavation, along with foundation work, is well underway on the townhouses, dubbed King & Sullivan Red Hook Townhomes. The homes will rise three stories above street level and should average a spacious 2,381 square feet apiece. Sanba Partners is the developer, AA Studio is behind the design, and Jeffrey Cole Architects is serving as the architect of record. Completion can be expected later this year or in early 2017.