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]