The good folks over at Magnusson Architecture and Planning just recently put together a feasibility study to redevelop the site of the Revere Sugar Refinery in Red Hook (otherwise known as Brooklyn's second-favorite disused sugar factory), and boy, is it a doozy.
The plan calls for a 1.7 million-square-foot mixed use development. It would include 900 apartments, 250,000 square feet of retail, and 400,000 square feet of parking on the former factory's footprint, which was demolished in 2007. The renderings put forward by MAP are certainly impressive and would feature a multi-level commercial complex, plus six 12-story residential buildings surrounding a raised, landscaped roofdeck. According to 6sqft (who first saw the plans), the development would also feature loft-like offices and possibly a marina.
The current owner, Thor Equities, purchased the six acre parcel of land all the way back in 2005 for $40 million.
· REVEALED: Massive Mixed-Use Development at Red Hook's Revere Sugar Factory Site [6sqft]
· All Revere Sugar Refinery coverage [Curbed]