Brooklyn Navy Yard’s latest—a manufacturing and creative office hub—broke ground at 399 Sands Street on Wednesday. The Dattner Architects-designed building will stand nine-stories tall and be a part of Steiner NYC’s ever-expanding Navy Yard empire.
News of the groundbreaking is accompanied by new renderings of the project including the first exterior close up of the building. 399 Sands Street will have parking for 430 cars on its first four floors, which will serve both tenants in the building and customers at the adjacent Wegmans supermarket, which is scheduled to open in 2019.
Above the parking spots, 399 Sands Street will have manufacturing space on floors five through eight, and creative office space on the top floor. The first four floors that are dedicated to parking will open next year, whereas the manufacturing and office spaces will open in 2021.
The city has also investment $40 million in this project, which is expected to create between 700 and 1,000 permanent jobs.
“399 Sands Street will further cement the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a premier destination for creative and manufacturing innovation,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, in a statement.