Marvel Architects is designing a 60,000 square-foot food court, with a number of retail storefronts, on the ground floor of Building 77, in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, according to Crain’s. The 16-story, one million-square-foot structure is being completely renovated to accommodate modern manufacturing/office tenants; Shiel Medical Laboratory is already expected to take 240,000 square feet. Opening is scheduled for the second half of 2016.
Property owner Michel Cohen has filed applications for a seven-story, 10,470 square-foot manufacturing building at the vacant lot of 454 Carroll Street, in Gowanus, three blocks from the R train’s Union Street stop. The building will house manufacturing space and accessory offices, as well as a care-takers dwelling unit, according to the Schedule A. Thomas Barry’s Opera Studio Architecture is designing.
Excavation is currently underway for 11 two-story warehouse buildings spanning the lots of 18-21 – 18-27 41st Street and 18-22 – 18-42 42nd Street, in eastern Astoria, encircling the landmarked Steinway Mansion. According to Queens Chronicle, the buildings will stand 30 feet in height and will total 23,450 square feet. Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and an anonymous LLC, headed by the property owner Sal Lucchese, is developing. Completion is slated for Summer 2016.
Property owner Praim Singh has filed applications for a four-story, 3,130 square-foot commercial building at 132 20th Street, in South Slope. According to Schedule A, warehouse operations will take place on the ground floor, with accessory office space occupying the levels above. Peter Gee’s Gee 2000 Architect is the applicant of record, and the lot comes vacant; the site’s single-story predecessor was demolished in 2003.
Long Island City’s mixed-use district was originally engineered to create a mix of retail, apartments and light industry, but new construction manufacturing space is rarely developed in the waterfront neighborhood once filled with factories. But today, one developer filed plans for a mixed-use building with apartments and ground-floor manufacturing at 37-29 33rd Street, in a subdistrict known as Dutch Kills.