Despite the objections of neighbors who are worried about the environmental impact of the Lightstone Group's Gownaus Canal-bordering, 700-unit rental complex, the development appears to be moving ahead as planned (though a slightly slower schedule than the one they set out). After a lot of demolition, the developers have filed permits for the first building, which Brownstoner spotted. The Goldstein Hill & West-designed, 249,571-square-foot building will rise to 12 stories and contain 268 units. It will include ground-floor commercial space as well as below-ground parking and a basketball court, gym, locker rooms, lounge, children's play area, bike storage, and pool.
Just around the corner, another huge rental complex—the 774-unit Gowanus Green from developer Hudson Companies—should be getting underway fairly soon, although the timetable for that development is still pretty vague. Still, it's definitely an exciting time for the banks of the superfund site, and everyone is pretty eager to see what will happen with those complexes when the canal invariably floods.
· Lightstone Files Building Application for Gowanus Development [Brownstoner]
· 363-365 Bond Street coverage [Curbed]
· Lightstone Group coverage [Curbed]