Development Type
  • Affordable Housing
  • Office, Retail and/or Community Facility
  • New Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Joint Venture Development
Sustainable Features
  • Wastewater Treatment Plan
  • Stormwater Management
  • Rain Gardens
  • 2027

Transforming a Brownfield into a Green Neighborhood

Gowanus Green will be a sustainable, mixed-use community along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn consisting of approximately 955 units of 100% affordable housing, approximately 28,000 SF of neighborhood service retail and community space, a site for a new public school, and a new 1.5-acre public park. Co-developed by Gowanus Green Partners, a joint venture between The Bluestone Organization, Fifth Avenue Committee, The Hudson Companies, Jonathan Rose Companies, and Mega Group Development, Gowanus Green will clean up and transform the site of a former Manufactured Gas Plant into a resilient and environmentally healthy community that creates affordable housing for a range of incomes, while reconnecting the surrounding neighborhoods to each other and to the Gowanus Canal.

The Gowanus Green development team was awarded the project site in 2008 through a competitive RFP issued by NYC Housing Preservation & Development. The project site is part of the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning that was approved by the New York City Council in November of 2021 following the City’s Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). Phase I of the multi-phased project is anticipated to begin construction in 2025.

Comprised of six residential buildings, Gowanus Green will serve a wide range of incomes and needs. It will also advance New York City’s Where We Live NYC process to affirmatively further fair housing goals through the inclusion of housing dedicated to formerly homeless households and extremely low-income New Yorkers. Additionally, the project will include buildings dedicated to senior housing, supportive housing, and affordable homeownership.

The project will feature a network of open spaces that connect people to a public park and public walkway along the Gowanus Canal as well as a pedestrian-oriented street, active and meditative rain gardens, a shaded Canal Plaza with public art and flexible seating that provides views of the Gowanus Canal. Gowanus Green is committed to being a 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 the Gowanus Canal.

PROJECT TEAM: Marvel Architects, Fifth Avenue Committee, The Bluestone Organization, and Jonathan Rose Companies 

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