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City Picks Hudson Companies' 'Gowanus Green' for Public Place

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There is more big news from South Brooklyn this morning: The city has announced that a team led by the Hudson Companies has been chosen to build its "Gowanus Green" development on Public Place between Smith Street and the Gowanus Canal. The design come from Rogers Marvel Architects and landscape designers West 8 and Starr Whitehouse. (For the full photo gallery of renderings of the winning proposal, click here.) The Hudson Companies proposal was selected over one from Related Companies/Monadnock. The development team includes the Bluestone Organization, the Fifth Avenue Committee and Jonathan Rose Companies. The development will include 774 units of mixed-income housing, with 615 apartments for low- and middle-income families, including 120 units of low-income senior housing. It will also include 25,000 square feet of cultural space, 38,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and nearly 100,000 square feet of public open space located along the canal. The proposal is the bigger of the two finalists that were considered. A big cleanup of the very toxic site has to happen before Gowanus can go green and the development could still grow significantly if it expands to an adjacent parcel of land.
· Hudson Companies 'Gowanus Green' Revealed in Detail [Curbed]
· Hudson Companies Chosen to Develop Public Place Site [Brownstoner]
· Related/Monadnock Public Place Proposal Fully Revealed [Curbed]