The development of Admiral's Row will continue the expansion underway at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is all part of the yard’s largest growth since WWII, adding more than 1.5 million square feet of new space and 2,000 new jobs.
“An important aspect of the redevelopment of Admiral's Row is that it will assist residents who have much to benefit from this community resource,” said Councilwoman Letitia James. “I’m delighted that the public review for the transfer of this site to New York City is complete, and the next step will begin.”
The property will be transferred from the federal government to the City of New York, and will then become part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The project will break ground in 2012.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, which manages the 300-acre industrial park on behalf of the city, will oversee redevelopment of the Admiral's Row site.
At the site, a 74,000-square-foot supermarket will be created as well as 79,000 square feet of additional neighborhood retail space and 127,000 square feet of industrial space.
The project is expected to create 500 permanent retail and industrial jobs and hundreds of additional construction jobs.
The redevelopment of the six-acre Admiral's Row site, James says, is necessary, specifically to serve the local neighborhood, which includes 10,000 residents of Farragut, Walt Whitman, and Ingersoll houses.
“I’m excited to know that fresh affordable food, expanded industrial space, retail shops, and hundreds of permanent and construction jobs are soon coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the surrounding community,” she said.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation has concluded its negotiations with the federal National Guard Bureau, and will issue a request for proposals for the site’s redevelopment before the end of the year.
The designated developer will enter into a long-term lease for the site that now houses 12 dilapidated and unused structures, some dating back to the Civil War. The plan also includes the restoration of two of the structures – Building B and the Timber Shed, which will be incorporated into the new development.