The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. has chosen Blumenfeld Development Group to build out a 74,000-square-foot supermarket along Admiral’s Row with manufacturing space on top, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. Blumenfeld will also develop other buildings with retail and restaurants for the site. The company’s founder said they’ll be developing what is “really a suburban shopping center” and plans to negotiate with retail tenants in the new year. (In other locations, Blumenfeld has developed space for Costco, Target and Old Navy.) This is the second developer selected for the $60 million project — the first one didn’t work out after one of the principals was charged in a political corruption case, although those charges were ultimately dropped. Blumfield plans to break ground in 2013. There has been a little reinforcement work happening on site, but only two of the seven historic structures will be restored in the redevelopment.
Navy Yard Lands Developer [WSJ]