Brooklyn Navy Yard to begin $42 million renovation project

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) has secured $42 million in financing to restore the historic Building 127 located on Morris Ave. between 3rd and 4th Streets in Brooklyn.

The building, originally built in 1904 for U.S. Navy boat construction, was most recently home to Cumberland Sugar Packing, according to a report by Bklyner.

The building’s renovation will add 95,000 square feet of industrial and manufacturing space and create more than 300 permanent jobs. The renovation of the three-story building will include reopening and replacing oversized windows, restoring original clear heights and column-free floor plates and installing new building systems, bathrooms, modernized elevators and renovated loading docks, the BNYDC said in a statement.

The restored building will offer high ceilings, views of the waterfront and the Williamsburg Bridge, and 30,000-sqare-foot column-free floor plates — ideal for medium or large-scale manufacturing.

Designed by S9 Architecture, the restored Building 127 is scheduled to be completed by early 2020.

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