Replacing those old buildings will be several new structures, including Building 212, a five-story hub with 130,000 square feet of what the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation says is “manufacturing and creative office space.” The former will take up the buildings second through fourth floors, while the fifth floor can be dedicated to offices.
That space is now seeking tenants, and to coincide with that leasing launch, BNYDC has released new renderings of the building, designed by S9 Architecture.
Crucially for New Yorkers, the building will also be home to New York City’s first Wegmans. That grocery store—which inspires a fervor among fans who are known, apparently, as Wegmaniacs—will span 74,000 square feet and will have a full-service bar and a cafe in addition to all the normal grocery offerings.
The larger development of Admiral’s Row, which is being undertaken by Doug Steiner’s development firm, will also include renovating two of its historic structures—the Timber Shed, a pre-Civil War structure, and Quarters B, a circa-1872 building—and adding hundreds of parking spaces.
Last year, the Navy Yard unveiled a new master plan, which will add millions of square feet of office and manufacturing space, along with public improvements (a NYC Ferry dock, new waterfront esplanades), to the former shipbuilding site. While Building 212 is expected to debut later this year, the larger Navy Yard redevelopment isn’t expected to be complete for several more years.