These bold new renderings from SHoP Architects, the design firm behind the Barclays Center, feature more open space, four new buildings, a school and more community perks. The 11-acre mixed-use project will have 2,284 residential units, nearly 80,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and more than 630,000 square feet of office space. The tallest building will reach 60 stories.
Two Trees’ Jed Walentas, who has taken over the company from his father, David Walentas, outlined a plan to build a “vibrant community” on the waterfront, Gothamist reported. The previous plans for the $1.5 billion development had 98,000 square feet of office space, compared to the 631,000 square feet of the current design. Two Trees also intends to add two more acres of green space and create a new street dividing the buildings from the waterfront park.
The existing buildings at the site will be demolished, except for the main factory building, which dates back to 1884 and once churned out 3 million pounds of sugar per day before closing in 2004.
Two Trees plans on leasing retail space at the project to “small-scale, independently owned” businesses, according to Capital New York. There will still be 660 units of affordable housing, as in the original plan, but now the affordable-housing tenants would have access to the same amenities as the people living in the market-rate homes.
The project is waiting on approval by the city Planning Department and City Council, and the groundbreaking could occur as early as 2014, with the entire project finished within 15 years.
More renderings below, courtesy of SHoP: