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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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Surveyors have been spotted and the lot has been cleared of debris at 363-365 Bond Street, the site of Lightstone Group’s massive planned development right next to the Gowanus Canal, Gowanus Your Face Off reported. After seeing surveyors painting white excavation markers, GYFO thinks demolition “is nigh” for the property, where Lightstone plans to build a 700-unit rental building. And in fact, we noticed, DOB issued a demolition permit for 365 Bond the first week of September. Crews are clearing out grass and weeds, cutting down trees and clearing out the insides of 363 Bond for demolition. And flatbed trucks have been dropping off construction vehicles over the past two weeks, according to GWFO. A tipster sent us this photo of part of the site, the former Gowanus Grove party space, which had its last hurrah earlier this month.

The Gowanus Lightstone Development Death March Grinds On [GYFO]
Gowanus Residents to Protest Lightstone Apartment Complex Tonight [Brownstoner]
Action at the Lightstone Site in Gowanus [Brownstoner]
Verizon Exits Big Gowanus Lot [Brownstoner]