Yesterday, YIMBY reported on new building applications for an eight-story, 45,110-square-foot commercial building at 497 Carroll Street, in Gowanus. A rendering of the building, as well as new details, have now been revealed.
The owners of Textile Arts Center in Gowanus are building more light industrial space next door at 497 Carroll Street, between Third and Fourth avenues.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications for a three-story, 56,856-square-foot expansion of P.S. 32 The Samuel Mills Sprole School at 317 Hoyt Street, in Gowanus. The new addition, with an address of 420 Union Street, will feature administrative offices, a cafeteria, a library, and a lobby on the ground floor, followed by classrooms on the two floors above. A playground will be located on the second floor, as well. The 46-foot-tall structure will most likely be built on the eastern end of the site, where single-story overflow classrooms currently exist. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects will be responsible for the design.
The dilapidating and vacant four-story, 6,680-square-foot industrial building at 184 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of Degraw Street in northern Gowanus, is set to be converted into office space, DNAinfo reported. Brooklyn-based property owner Henry Azcue is leading the conversion. The ground and cellar levels will host a single-car garage and storage space, while office space will fill the second through fourth floors. Scott Schnall’s Brooklyn-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Though work on the conversion has yet to begin, the exterior benefits from a previous clean up.
The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is now looking into proposing the rezoning of the Brooklyn neighborhood Gowanus, Politico reported. Beginning this fall, the Department of City Planning will conduct a study of the neighborhood. Following the completion of the study, the city will decide whether or not to officially propose a rezoning and begin the review and approval process. Between 2013 and 2015, local politicians met with community leaders and residents to discuss future changes to the neighborhood. The analysis, called Bridging Gowanus, determined more residential development would be acceptable only if affordable units are mixed into the new construction and existing manufacturing and office spaces are retained. If an official rezoning proposal is eventually launched, it should take roughly seven months for it to be passed.