Industry City’s Major Proposed Expansion Revealed

Site Map for Industry City ExpansionSite Map for Industry City Expansion

Developers are now pursuing a 6.6-million-square-foot expansion of Industry City that would introduce a vibrant mix of office space, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, academic, and community-oriented facilities. The expansion is described as an Innovation Economy District that will facilitate the creation of new employment opportunities and the commercialization of underutilized zoning lots.

The primary development area consists of two warehouse structures and several additional buildings contained in two primary clusters referred to as the Finger Buildings and the 39th Street Buildings. This includes over one million square feet of new construction plus an additional 5.3 million square feet of redeveloped existing structures.

Site Map for Industry City Expansion

Site Map for Industry City Expansion

Renderings are credited to S9 Architects who will most likely serve as architect of record.

Scenario one of the proposed actions seeks to introduce 2.68 million gross square feet (GSF) of manufacturing and office space, 700,000 GSF of retail, 387,000 GSF of new academic facilities, 33,000 GSF of flexible event place, 1,292,558 GSF of warehousing space, and two new hotels spanning 287,000 GSF. Additional areas include parking spaces for between 1,600 and 2,000 vehicles, outdoor public space, and required building mechanicals.

If approved, the developer estimates the expansion will generate in excess of 15,000 jobs.

Rendering of Building 11 Within the Industry City Expansion - S9 Architecture

Rendering of Building 11 Within the Industry City Expansion – S9 Architecture

Rendering of Building 21 Within the Industry City Expansion - S9 Architecture

Rendering of Building 21 Within the Industry City Expansion – S9 Architecture

Rendering of Gateway Building within the Industry City Expansion - S9 Architecture

Rendering of Gateway Building within the Industry City Expansion – S9 Architecture

Before the project can commence, the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) will review the Environmental Feasibility Study submitted by the developer to determine the impact of site disruption during construction phases as well as the future impact on the surrounding Sunset Park community. The project team has also proposed ulterior scenarios in the event the DOB does not approve motions to rezone the area from a manufacturing tax lot assemblage for the mixed-use development.

Proposed overbuild area - S9 Architecture

Proposed overbuild area – S9 Architecture

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5 Comments on "Industry City’s Major Proposed Expansion Revealed"

  1. David in Bushwick | October 29, 2019 at 8:55 am | Reply

    “Additional areas include parking spaces for between 1,600 and 2,000 vehicles”
    With chronic traffic congestion, how does adding more parking spaces help NYC?

    • sarcastic clown | October 29, 2019 at 9:02 pm | Reply

      more cars parked in a parking lot = less park on the street 😉

    • Lol what? David where do you expect the tenants and visitors to park. The building is right off the expressway. If you are expecting an increase in visitors then allocating parking for them is very smart planning. Most developers do not include this because it’s not typically profitable.

  2. I used to work for a utility company we used to call Industrial City…. (Bush Terminal) that was the original name …. It was build for the first world war as factories and warehouses. The original owner his name was Ira Bush

  3. It helps get the staff, customers and visitors to this employment hub in a corner of Brooklyn which is a part of NYC but some six miles distant from Manhattan. Not everyone can avail themselves of local transit, bicycles or walking. Whatever gets you to work and home again reliably is what’s needed. All other major employers in the area provide off-street parking. Industry City has come to recognize this need too. Can’t be abusing COSTCO’s parking lot forever.
    Keep an eye on truck hubs now going up north of this site along the waterfront and in Red Hook. That’s real congestion.

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