Another huge development for Red Hook is in the works.
Developers Thor Equities has kicked off work for its latest project, Red Hoek Point, a 7.7 acre waterfront office campus, on Wednesday, October 19.
“We are excited to begin work on Red Hoek Point, which will provide an innovative environment for businesses operating in the creative and technology sectors in New York,” COO of Thor Equities, Melissa Gliatta, said.
The project includes two heavy timber buildings with an 1.8-acre green rooftop each. Three levels of creative office space totaling 795,000 square feet and 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space makes the development North America’s new largest heavy timber structure, according to Thor.
In addition, the design, constructed by Foster + Partners
, features 125,000-square-foot open floor plates.
Red Hoek Point is situated on a property left unused for over two decades, along the Brooklyn shore near IKEA, Fairway Market and Erie Basin Park.
The site is surrounded by water on three sides, overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan, and area residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the views, thanks to a new waterfront esplanade, adjacent to the bike-friendly Brooklyn Greenway, designed by SCAPE.
Other amenities include a central open courtyard, walking/meeting trails, bike valet, on-site underground parking and a kayak launch.
“Red Hoek Point is being built to cater to creative users looking for a unique campus environment that cannot be found anywhere else in New York City,” according to Thor.
Visitors will be able to get there via a direct water taxi service, buses and a planned shuttle to the nearby subway hubs. The proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar (BQX) might also be an option.
Thor Equities also developed the site of the BJ’s Wholesale Club along Shore Parkway in Bensonhurst, as well as a large swath of Coney Island.