Lightstone Files Building Application for Gowanus Development

After a few months of demolition, the Lightstone Group has filed the first new building application for its controversial 700-unit rental development at 363 Bond Street, on the shores of the Gowanus Canal. The application outlines a plan for a 12-story development with 268 units.

The 249,571 square-foot building will include 3,625 square feet of commercial space, 1,018 square feet of community space and 244,928 square feet of residential space. The building will also have 111 underground parking spaces, a basketball court, gym, locker rooms, a lounge, children’s play area, bike storage and a pool, according to the Schedule A filing.

Meanwhile, next door at 388 Carroll Street, Lightstone has just filed a new round of demolition applications to knock down a storage shed and two silos.

Lightstone Gowanus Coverage [Brownstoner]
Photo by Gowanus Your Face Off

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  • There’s also an enourmous crane erected at the large lot by the canal at Smith and Huntington. Does anyone know what that’s about?

  • The crane on Smith and Huntington is for the pilot study being conducted by National Grid on the Public place site–a known brownfield. They hope to come up with a clean-up plan through the testing which includes pile driving. Letters were sent out to residence to expect noise and vibrations during the 5 week study.
    I suspect the clean-up will take years but the land is already slated to become….wait for it…condos.

  • this is the beginning of the end of this little hidden treasure neighborhood. So it isn’t built up or glamorous, it is funky and kinda cool, I like it…….but this will all be a memory…..***sigh****

  • I think the cement company adjacent to Public Place is not long for this world either. It’s a big chunk of land.

  • Anyone who buys, rents or even finances in this development is truly nuts. Even if you assume the land itself can effectively be remediated good enough for people to live on it, the canal area will be undergoing superfund cleanup for at least a decade. and really no matter if their is any danger or not; the lawsuits will begin virtually as the first case of cancer (or ADD) is diagnosed…

    Calling Erin Brockivich!

  • There is no real “cleaning” of this land. At best they try to lock the pollution in the land so that it doesn’t make its way into the buildings. And it won’t for a few decades; but after 20-30 years no one knows how well the structures can prevent toxins from moving through the buildings. Combine that with the rising water table and there are real concerns about how healthy these sorts of places will be for living on top of.

    Might be better to invest all that money and effort into a building set further up hill where toxic materials were never dumped—might also be more fair to those needing affordable housing.