The City Planning Commission voted to approve the East New York rezoning yesterday, pushing forward with a controversial plan to revitalize 190 blocks in the Brooklyn neighborhood that’s suffered from disinvestment and abandonment for decades.
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.
It was nearly two years ago that YIMBY showed you renderings of the 15-story building being developed by John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Group at 180 Myrtle Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, dubbed the Margo. Since then the unit count has changed and the building is now nearly complete, with the façade in place, save for some work on the terraces. The realization of that latter fact comes courtesy of photos taken by our friend Tectonic.
Back during the summer of 2015, YIMBY brought you an update on the ongoing demolition of the five-story structure at 68 Trinity Place and the 25-story building at 74 Trinity Place, in the Financial District. Property owner Trinity Church has long sought to build a 500-foot-tall mixed-use condominium building at the site, but those plans have now been scrapped in favor of a 25-story, 145,000-square-foot mixed-use building with office space rather than apartments. According to The Real Deal, there will be 98,000 square feet of community facility space for the religious organization, fit with classrooms, a fitness center, a café, and meeting rooms. The office space will begin on the 10th floor. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, who designed the latest residential proposal, will again be responsible for the design of the office plans.
In February of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 159,050 square-foot medical office building at 101 Pennsylvania Avenue, in northern East New York, located within walking distance of subway stops on the A, C, J, Z, and L trains, as well as the East New York station on the Long Island Rail Road. Later that year, the site’s old four-story commercial building, the Former East New York Savings Bank, was demolished. Now, Brownstoner has renderings of the new building and foundation work is currently underway on it. The project will boast 116,522 square feet of medical office space as well as 153 parking spots. Parking will take up the second through fourth floors, and medical office space will occupy the ground level and fifth through seventh floors. Array Architects is behind the design and Jonas Rudofsky, doing business as an anonymous LLC, is listed as partner to the property owner.