In early 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a three-story, 19-unit residential building at 265 Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook, and then renderings of the project were revealed in early 2015. DNAinfo now reports the structure has topped out and is currently receiving its façade. The building appears to be four stories because it’s raised above the street level to prevent future flood waters from doing damage. Residential space will total 18,089 square feet, which means the rental units will average 952 square feet apiece. Cheever Development Corporation is behind the project and OCV Architects is designing it. Completion and occupancy are scheduled for this spring.
Red Hook was severely damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and few residential developers have been willing to touch the transit-starved Brooklyn neighborhood. But commercial projects are alive and well among the 19th century warehouses, from Est4te Four’s big office complex to a factory-to-office conversion on Van Brunt Street. Now new building applications have surfaced for a five-story hotel at 411 Van Brunt Street, only a block from the waterfront.
Over the summer, news broke of Oxford Nursing Home’s planned eight-story, 200-bed nursing home at 141 Conover Street, in Red Hook. Now, DNAinfo has a rendering of the project, which will measure 157,500 square feet in total. The new building will include an urgent care center available to the community. The project must first pass ULURP, and with public meetings now kicking off, construction is expected to begin in late 2016. A number of small warehouse structures will have to be demolished.
John Quadrozzi Jr., owner of the Gowanus Bay Terminal, at 699 Columbia Street in Red Hook, is proposing to sail the deteriorating 990-foot-long S.S. United States to his dock and transform the ship into office space and entertainment facilities, according to The Brooklyn Paper. The vessel has 12 decks and roughly 500,000 square feet of usable floor space, and would be self-sustaining, energy-wise, using solar, wind, and waste energy. The project could cost as much as $200 million, and Quadrozzi is currently in discussions with developers, investors, and government officials.
Last month, Italian developer Est4te Four announced that they needed a partner willing to shell out at least $100 million to build a huge office project along the Red Hook waterfront. Now YIMBY’s got a new set of renderings for the development, which was recently named Red Hook Innovation Studios.