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.
Permits have been filed for a three-story residential building at 581 Belmont Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Located on the corner of Belmont Avenue and Schenck Avenue, the lot is two bocks from the Van Siclen Avenue subway station, serviced by the C train. The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
A grand-scale illuminated ‘Welcome’ sign will soon crown 30 Columbia Heights, the former Jehovah’s Witness headquarters in Brooklyn Heights. The welcome sign will be installed at the end of the month in tall red lettering and replace the ‘Watchtower’ sign that stood above the Brooklyn waterfront for nearly 50 years.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story school building at 489 State Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Located between Third Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, the lot is two blocks north of the Atlantic Avenue-Barclay Center subway station, serviced by the B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains. New York City Educational Construction Fund is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 217 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Located between Freeman Street and Eagle Street, the lot is a short walk from the Greenpoint Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. Idan Shitrit under the 217 Franklin Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.