Excavation is set to begin at 300 Nevins Street, the site of a two-building residential project in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Charney Companies and Tavros Capital, the 600,000-square-foot complex will yield 654 rental units with 25 percent designated as affordable housing, as well as ground-floor retail space and a public waterfront esplanade designed by James Corner Field Operations. Broadway Construction Group is the general contractor for the 2.3-acre full-block property, which is bound by Union Street to the north, Carroll Street to the south, Nevins Street to the east, the Gowanus Canal to the west.
Recent photographs show machinery awaiting the start of work on the sprawling site, which has been cleared of the former one-story warehouse building that was demolished last year. Excavation and foundation work could likely commence in the coming weeks.
The main rendering is oriented looking south and focuses on the two tallest components of 300 Nevins Street. Both rise from multi-story podiums and are largely enclosed in brick, with a distinctive wide fenestration of floor-to-ceiling windows with arched frames. The podiums feature tighter window grids and incorporate sloped edges and curved corners that meet the bottom of their main towers. Both buildings feature landscaped outdoor terraces atop their podiums and upper setbacks that will provide views overlooking the Gowanus Canal. Official measurements have yet to be disclosed, though the rendering shows the structures standing 22 and 17 stories tall, each is a tower on a podium.
Below is an additional rendering of the ground-floor commercial frontage.
300 Nevins Street set the record for the largest residential development deal in New York City in 2021, when Property Markets Group sold the 101,118-square-foot plot to the current developers for $102 million. Brokerage firm TerraCRG successfully closed the transaction by January 2022. The zoning allows for 505,590 square feet of buildable square feet, and the development will include 225 feet of frontage along Carroll and Union Streets, 450 feet along Nevins Street, and 450 feet along the Gowanus Canal. The site is a short walk from the R train at the Union Street station.
300 Nevins Street’s anticipated completion date is slated for the spring of 2026, as noted on site.