Developer Peter Moore has recently filed applications to turn the former two-story, 15,342-square-foot industrial building at 425 Hoyt Street, in Gowanus, into a three-story, multi-use commercial building. Filings indicate the structure will be expanded by 3,956 square feet and will eventually boast 17,301 square feet of commercial space. DNAinfo reports the ground floor will most likely be leased as office space, although the Schedule A says it could also be retail space. The second and third floors would host private art galleries to showcase and/or store artwork. The developer is banking on plans to clean up and build a park along the Gowanus Canal that would hopefully make the area more attractive. Chinatown-based Jung Wor Chin is the architect of record.
For the past few years, Brooklyn-based landlord Todd Parjonas has been converting the two-story, 12,150-square-foot manufacturing building at 196 Fourth Avenue, between Sackett and Degraw streets in Gowanus, into a commercial-retail or office property. Commercial Observer now reports the Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group, a 24-hour animal hospital, has leased the entire building for the next 15 years, taking both the ground and second floors. The tenant expects to move into the repurposed property later this year, once it builds out its office space. Michael D. Just’s Brooklyn-based Just Architecture is the architect of record.
Very few new manufacturing buildings have risen in the low-slung area around the Gowanus Canal, but one developer is turning the tide with plans for a 13-story industrial project at 148 Third Street, between the Third Street Bridge and the canal.
Alloy Development has acquired the vacant 4,100 square-foot parcel at 431 Carroll Street, in Gowanus, for $2.8 million, Crain’s reports. Located two blocks west of the Union Street stop on the R train, the developer plans to build their new headquarters at the site in the form of a three-story, roughly 8,000 square-foot building. The ground floor will be leased as retail space and the upper floors will contain between 5,000 and 6,000 square feet of office space. The developers expect to break ground by 2017 for a 2018 completion. Alloy Development will likely design the project in-house.
Heritage Equities is trying to secure city approval for Williamsburg’s first new office building in decades, and now developers hope to build offices in another one of Brooklyn’s hot industrial zones – Gowanus. Plans were filed yesterday for a four-story office building at 84 14th Street, only a block and a half from the Gowanus Canal and the elevated Gowanus Expressway.