NYC’s former chief urban designer plans 300,000 sq. ft. Red Hook mixed-use prooject

145 Wolcott sattelite view

New York City’s former chief urban designer is planning a 300,000-sq. ft. mixed-use project in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighbourhood.

Alexandros Washburn, who worked as chief urban designer at the Department of City Planning from 2007 to 2014, filed plans in mid-October with the NYC Department of Buildings for the massive new project at 145 Wolcott St., Crain’s New York Business has reported.

The 15-storey project will include 160,000 sq. ft. of residential space, 74,326 sq. ft.  of commercial space and 65,675 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. It will have 210 residential units.

Christopher Short of Arquitectonica will design the project, with retail and office space, an art gallery and 314 parking spots, the filing says.

Crain’s reports that an LLC linked to W-G Capital Advisors purchased the site last year for $21.5 million, according to property records. W-G Capital and Washburn declined to comment, the published report says.


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