Last night the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation presented its plans for the Admiral’s Row Plaza development at a Community Board 2 public hearing, saying the 75,000-square-foot supermarket that’s in the works will be one of the largest in the city. The two possible operators mentioned last night were Stop & Shop and Shop Rite, though neither has been confirmed. Meanwhile, the question of whether two of the historic, crumbling buildings on the site can be preserved, as originally envisioned, is still unanswered. Navy Yard reps said it will cost an estimated $10-$15 million to rehab the two buildings, and Navy Yard Development Corp. President Andrew Kimball said “the most economically viable options” will be considered. As for other details about the redevelopment, which is rendered above: Plans call for a floor for light industrial use on top of the supermarket, 79,000 square feet of retail lining Navy Street, and a community facility. The board’s land-use committee voted to approve the rezoning required for the development, and CB2′s executive board will vote on the matter next week. There was also a public hearing last night for the 4th Avenue Enhanced Commercial District, which will require more commercial space in new 4th Avenue developments; the land-use committee approved the zoning amendment.
Wheels in Motion for Admirals Row Redevelopment [Brownstoner]
New Buildings on 4th Ave May be Required to Have Retail [Brownstoner]
Rents are still increasing in Brooklyn, with the biggest increases happening in formerly affordable areas such as Bed Stuy and Bushwick, according to two reports out today. In Bed Stuy, average rents were up 15.6 percent to $1,835 in November, vs. $1,587 in the same period last year, according to MNS. Over in Bushwick, average rents […]
Netting is up and demo has started at 10 MetroTech, aka 623 and 625 Fulton Street, according to a tipster, who sent in this photo. A demo permit was issued in November. As we noted in June, the Forest City Ratner-owned building will be torn down and replaced by apartments. No new building permit has […]
As new ice skating rinks pop up all over the city, Bed Stuy will not be left out in the cold. The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District said they hope to reopen a rink at Restoration Plaza that has been shut down for more than 20 years, The Wall […]
Community Board One gave the thumbs up to Two Trees’ innovative Domino proposal last night. The developer already had the right to build a previously approved complex, but scrapped it in favor of an unusual design from SHoP, above, that features taller buildings with views through cutouts and more publicly accessible green space, among other […]
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