Groundbreaking ceremony for 251 Douglass Street, by John Bottomley

251 Douglass Street Breaks Ground in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Construction has broken ground at 251 Douglass Street, the site of a 15-story residential building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger Architects and developed by Charney Companies and Tavros Capital, the 15-story building will span 250,000 square feet and yield 260 residential rental apartments. Notably, 25 percent of the inventory will be designated as affordable housing, aligning with city efforts to increase inclusive living options. The development will also include ground-floor retail spaces and parking facilities, enhancing the area’s commercial and residential appeal.

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Interior view of Powerhouse Arts' main floor - Photo by Iwan Baan

Herzog & de Meuron Transform Infamous ‘Gowanus Batcave’ Into Powerhouse Arts Facility in Brooklyn

After a decade of remediation and construction, a derelict industrial building along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn has been transformed into a state-of-the-art fabrication facility and makerspace for ceramic, print, and public art, as well as space for events and education. Known as Powerhouse Arts, the property is located at 322 3rd Avenue and was transformed by Pritzker Prize-winning design studio Herzog & de Meuron, alongside New York City’s PBDW Architects.

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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for 584 4th Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn

The affordable housing lottery has launched for 584 4th Avenue, a nine-story mixed-use building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by ND Architecture & Design and developed by Yoel Werzberger under the Watermark Capital LLC, the structure yields 48 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 14 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $94,286 to $198,250.

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