Credit: Michael Lee
new pedestrian skybridge
a museum (is that another building, or an observatory?!)
a vertical manufacturing campus
public space (complete with Hasids)
lots of great photos here. This will be a great place to walk around once all is said and done.
surface parking tho?
Wegman’s is headquartered in Rochester and most of their stores are in suburban areas. Even the stores in downtown have parking so a lot-less Wegmans was mental leap they couldn’t make. I can almost imagine them going down the Park Slope Co-Op route and walking the customers home w/their groceries though. They’re a beloved institution up there in the Roch.
Building 128 is the home to Crye Precision, a huge factory complex where they manufacture combat tactical gear, but now they’ve partnered with other businesses including Lafayette 148 to make hospital gowns for medical personnel at the city’s beleaguered hospitals, overflowing with sick and dying from coronavirus.
Mayor de Blasio said the factory expects to produce 19,000 hospital gowns by the end of the month and a total of 320,000 to protect hospital staff. Some of the shipments will also supply nursing homes, private clinics, medical centers and treatment facilities.
i hope the museum will be located in the proposed 20-story tower. That would have great views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
On the Kent Avenue site, three buildings would be constructed with a seven-story base and a nine- to 13-story tower on top. Those buildings would contain approximately 1,825,011 gross square feet of industrial space, 436,624 gsf of commercial (both office and retail) space and 250,000 gsf of community facility (academic) space. Open space would also be included along Barge Basin, next door to the [planned 23-story development at 500 Kent Avenue
At the Navy Street site, two buildings would be constructed, one at eight stories tall and the other 20 stories tall (a seven-story base topped with a 13-story tower). Here, the two buildings would include a combined approximate of 458,590 gsf of industrial space, 142,617 gsf of commercial space and 250,000 gsf of community facility (academic and museum) space.
On the Flushing Avenue site, another two buildings would be built, each rising 16 stories. They would contain approximately 773,170 gsf of industrial space, 225,950 gsf of commercial space, some of which would be occupied by a health club and 250,000 gsf of community facility space.