The Domain Companies Announces New Development in Gowanus

Pictured above: 545 Sackett Street aerial courtesy of TerraCRG

We’re thrilled to announce our newest development at 545 Sackett Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY!

The ~42,000sf warehouse building is a part of the area covered by the “Bridging Gowanus” community planning and land use process, an initiative led by Councilmember Brad Lander to create a “sustainable, livable, inclusive future” for the Gowanus area.

“545 Sackett is one of several projects Domain is planning in the Gowanus community,” said Matt Schwartz, Principal, The Domain Companies. “The neighborhood’s unique character and blend of residential, industrial, and artistic uses are part of what makes New York such an incredible place to live and work. We’re excited to participate in the Bridging Gowanus process, and proud to join the community.”

Domain has worked in several rezoned neighborhoods throughout New York and has developed a successful track record in creating affordable housing and remediating brownfield sites. Most recently, Domain developed Eleven33 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The mixed-income development participated in the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program and received the 2015 Big Apple Brownfield Award for Green Building.

The Gowanus area has been increasingly drawing a considerable amount of retail and entertainment attention. Whole Foods’ 52,000 square foot supermarket opened in the spring of 2013 and is one of the most active Whole Foods in the country. Much of Gowanus is currently zoned for commercial use only, which has helped spur creative re-positioning of former warehouse and manufacturing buildings. The best-known examples are Dinosaur BBQ, Royal Palms Shuffle Board Club, Ample Hills Creamery, Brooklyn Boulders and The Bell House Just one block from the R train stop at Union Street, and a 15-minute walk to the F and G trains at Carroll Street, the location is easily accessible for commuters.

Read the coverage in Crain’s New York Business for more, or checkout the full press release.