The transformation of Gowanus from industrial corridor into gentrifying neighborhood continues at a brisk pace, with the area's former warehouses becoming particularly attractive to developers as office space. In that vein, three former warehouses along Ninth Street will be redeveloped into a combined 200,000-square-foot mixed-use office space that will hosts retail, restaurants, and offices, reports the Wall Street Journal (h/t The Real Deal).
After receiving a transformation from Morris Adjmi Architects, the early 20th-century buildings at 75 Tenth Street, and 94 and 98 Ninth Street will become Roulston House, a space that pays homage to the site’s history while appealing to a more creative crop of tenants.
According to DNAInfo, the Industrie Capital Partners-developed project will potentially offer something "fun" on its ground floor, along the lines of a bowling alley or sports bar and office spaces will be leased to tenants in the media, technology, and advertising fields, among others. Building amenities will include open floor plans, bike storage, 15-foot ceilings, parking, lounges, roof decks, and more.
The buildings once served as warehouses for a grocery chain run by Irish immigrant Thomas Roulston, thus prompting the project’s new name. Up until recently, the sites served as workspaces for local artists and musicians.
The building is expecting to welcome its new tenants some time in 2017.