Renderings for a building at the site of the former Rheingold Brewery in Bushwick reveal a rooftop farm that would have been the city's largest, Brownstoner reports. Alas the renderings are only conceptual and developer, Read Property Group, has yet to file plans for the building that will come up at 930 Flushing Avenue.
Created by Raad Studio, the renderings are worth considering nevertheless. As per the architect's plans, the project would have included apartments, a luxury hotel, retail, and a swimming pool, apart from the rooftop farm.
This Flushing Avenue property is part of the larger 10-block Rheingold Brewery site which will likely bring 977 apartments to the neighborhood. Most of the properties on the site are owned by Read, but some parcels have been sold like the ODA New York-designed rental building at 10 Montieth Street, which is being developed by the Rabsky Group.
The development has generated controversy in that when the site was rezoned in 2013, Read Property Group pledged to make 30 percent of the overall development affordable. However that agreement was not binding. And local residents and elected officials are concerned that Rabsky may not live up the promises undertaken by Read at the Montieth Street site.