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
  • 2024

Transforming a Brownfield into a Green Neighborhood

Gowanus Green will be a sustainable mixed-use community along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn that will feature 950 new residential units, neighborhood serving retail and community space, and a future school across from a new public park. 100% of the rental units developed will be affordable to families between 30% and 120% AMI, with a handful of homeownership units to be affordable up to 130% AMI. Co-developed by Jonathan Rose Companies, The Hudson Companies, The Bluestone Organization, and Fifth Avenue Committee, Gowanus Green will transform the site of a former Manufactured Gas Plant into a resilient and environmentally healthy community that reconnects the surrounding neighborhood to the Gowanus Canal.

Gowanus Green will be comprised of six residential buildings with approximately 950 units of housing serving a wide range of incomes and needs, including housing dedicated to formerly homeless, senior and extremely low-income New Yorkers. The project will feature retail space along Smith Street as well as neighborhood-serving uses and community spaces, such as early childcare, healthcare, senior programming, and a range of space for artists and makers that reflect the Gowanus neighborhood.

The project will feature a network of unique open spaces that connect people to the proposed esplanade a public park after the site has been fully remediated, including a pedestrian-oriented Shared Street, active and meditative Rain Gardens, and other community gathering areas. 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 Gowanus Canal.

The Gowanus Green development team was awarded the project site in 2008 through a competitive RFP issued by the City of New York, and is part of the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning that will be completed in 2021.

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

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