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.
A 14-story mixed-use development with 100-percent affordable housing units is coming to 326 Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Slate Property Group and RiseBoro Community Partnership recently announced the 38,000-square-foot land deal closing. The proposed 160,000-square-foot building will also have an estimated 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and community facility space.
Demolition of the Union Carbide Building, JP Morgan Chase‘s former 52-story, 707-foot-tall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, is now complete as work progresses on its supertall replacement. The remnants of the core and lower levels of the mid-century skyscraper were quickly dismantled and removed since our last update on the Midtown East project just a mere month ago. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the full-block parcel, steelwork is continuing on the new 2.5 million-square-foot, 1,425-foot-tall tower, which will become one of the tallest structures in New York City. The large rectangular site is bound by Park Avenue to the east, Madison Avenue to the west, East 47th Street to the south, and East 48th Street to the north.
Work is continuing on 168 Plymouth Street, a two-building loft conversion and addition project in the DUMBO, Brooklyn Historic District. Developed and designed by by Alloy Development, the project will yield a total of 46 units and revitalize the 101-year-old structure that was once the home of the Concrete Daylight Factory at 42 Jay Street. The adjacent 131-year-old Brick & Timber Building at 50 Jay Street is also part of the transformation and includes a one-story expansion atop the roof parapet. 168 Plymouth Street is located at the southwestern corner of Plymouth and Jay Streets, a short walk from the East River waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Union Square’s first vertical technology campus and small business incubator is approaching full completion. Located at 124 East 14th Street, Zero Irving is the latest project from RAL Development and is envisioned as an equitable alternative for small businesses who cannot typically afford Class A office space and an educational launch point for the next generation of tech-centric workers in New York City.