Long-awaited Gowanus Green to be 100% Affordable
Real Estate Weekly
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Gowanus Green will be an affordable, mixed-income, mixed-use, sustainable project along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn that will feature 950 new residential units, neighborhood serving retail and community space, and a future public school across from a new public park. Co-developed by Jonathan Rose Companies, Hudson Companies, The Bluestone Organization, and Fifth Avenue Committee, following environmental remediation completion, Gowanus Green will transform the site of a former Manufactured Gas Plant into a resilient and environmentally healthy community that reconnects the surrounding neighborhood to the Gowanus Canal.
Gowanus Green will be comprised of six residential buildings with approximately 950 units of affordable and supportive housing serving a wide range of incomes and needs, including housing for individuals with histories of homelessness, seniors and other low and moderate-income New Yorkers. The project will also include affordable homeownership opportunities and feature retail space along Smith Street serving, and neighborhood serving uses and community spaces, such as early childcare, healthcare, senior programming, nonprofit office space and a range of space for artists and makers that reflect the Gowanus Mix.
The project will feature a network of unique open spaces that connect people to the proposed esplanade and public park after the site has been fully remediated, including a pedestrian-oriented shared street, active and meditative rain gardens, and other publicly accessible community gathering areas. Gowanus Green is committed to being an inclusive, diverse, sustainable, resilient and environmentally healthy community that improves site resilience, generates renewable energy, and implements innovative stormwater management strategies that reduce combined sewer overflows into Gowanus Canal.
The Gowanus Green development team was awarded the project site in 2008 through a competitive RFP issued by the City of New York, and is part of the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning that is going through the City’s ULURP process and that is expected to be completed in 2020.