New renderings are out for the Brooklyn Navy Yard development, consisting of a $2.5 billion urban manufacturing center. Once complete, the entire project will create around 5.1 million square feet for middle-class manufacturing companies. The mission-based non-profit Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is responsible for the plans.
The master plan was designed by WXY Architecture and Urban Design and unveiled just this January.
Here’s what has already been released: the refurbished warehouse at Building 77, the new Dock 72 structure by S9 Architecture, the Green Manufacturing Center, the new studio expansion by Dattner Architects at 15 Washington Avenue, and the new grocery store at Admirals Row. Find renderings of each of these structures below, and more detail in our last article earlier this year.
15 Washington Avenue, rendering by Dattner Architects
“Forward-thinking cities like New York are using urban design to grow districts that support new kinds of jobs in urban industrial and maker settings,” said Adam Lubinsky, WXY Managing Principal, who led the master planning team. “The Brooklyn Navy Yard is leading the way, showing how to create and integrate valuable public space and amenities, multi-modal transit and streets, and state-of-the-art vertical manufacturing buildings, which will boost the Yard’s economic impact.”
The next phase of construction will take over three separate lots, labeled the Kent, Flushing, and Navy. The Kent will create two buildings of nearly 2.7 million square feet at the currently vacant lot along the manmade inlet called the Barge Basin Loop. A waterfront esplanade will be included.
Flushing, so named for its proximity with Flushing Avenue, has been partially occupied by the Federal Government. It will create 1.4 million square feet across two different structures opposite from Building 77, expected to yield food manufacturing, and a flyover walkway to the NYC Ferry stop, which should open in early 2019.
The final site, Navy, will rise on the NYPD tow pound lot near the Sands Street entrance. Two building will be created, housing a community science and engineering museum, classrooms, and workforce development space.
“…Our master plan lays out a comprehensive vision to bring the campus to its full potential over the coming decades,” said David Ehrenberg, President & CEO of BNYDC. “As a mission-driven nonprofit, we’ve made the development of vertical manufacturing buildings – designed specifically to allow tenants to thrive and grow – the centerpiece of our plan. At the same time, we’ve highlighted ways to better integrate the Yard with our neighbors, including through new waterfront open space, more welcoming entrances and increased transportation options to the Yard.”