John Quadrozzi Jr., owner of the Gowanus Bay Terminal, at 699 Columbia Street in Red Hook, is proposing to sail the deteriorating 990-foot-long S.S. United States to his dock and transform the ship into office space and entertainment facilities, according to The Brooklyn Paper. The vessel has 12 decks and roughly 500,000 square feet of usable floor space, and would be self-sustaining, energy-wise, using solar, wind, and waste energy. The project could cost as much as $200 million, and Quadrozzi is currently in discussions with developers, investors, and government officials.
Last month, Italian developer Est4te Four announced that they needed a partner willing to shell out at least $100 million to build a huge office project along the Red Hook waterfront. Now YIMBY’s got a new set of renderings for the development, which was recently named Red Hook Innovation Studios.
Property owner Jimmy Mizrahi, operating under an LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 28 Huntington Street, in Red Hook, located five blocks west of the Smith – 9th Streets stop on the F and G trains. The building will measure 5,934 square feet, and 2,253 square feet of community facility space will span the ground floor and a portion of the cellar. In the second through forth floors, full-floor units will average 1,227 square feet apiece. Mohammad Baalbaki’s Staten Island-based Baalbaki & Assocoates Engineering is the applicant of record.
In October 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of a multi-block, nearly 1.2-million square-foot office complex at 68 Ferris Street, in Red Hook, and since then, the Milan, Italy-based developer Est4te Four has been assembling the properties for the development. Now, Cushman & Wakefield has been tasked to market a 49% stake in the project, according to Crain’s. The project could break ground next year and is expected to be built over five years, featuring new-construction buildings and warehouse conversions. NBBJ is designing.
Oxford Nursing Home is planning to build a 138,000 square-foot, 200-bed nursing home at 141 Conover Street, in Red Hook, as well as a 37,000 square-foot health care facility. The development requires a trek through the ULURP process, because the block must be rezoned for residential purposes, according to DNAinfo. Construction is expected to begin in late 2016 or early 2016, pending proper approvals, and multiple low-rise structures must first be demolished.