Construction kicks off on Dattner Architects’ nine-story Brooklyn Navy Yard building

June 14, 2018

Rendering via Steiner NYC

Just six months after filing permits for a nine-story mixed-use building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, city officials and developers broke ground Wednesday on 399 Sands Street. Designed by Dattner Architects, the building will feature a parking structure on four levels, four floors of manufacturing space and one floor for creative office space. The construction of 399 Sands Street is a key part of the Navy Yard’s $1 billion expansion, overseen by Steiner Equities Group, which will add $2 million square feet.

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen also announced Wednesday a $40 million investment from the city to fund 230,000 square feet of leasable space above the parking area. “New York City grew up around the Brooklyn Navy Yard – and thanks to the City’s $40 million New York Works investment in 399 Sands Street, the Yard will continue to fuel growth, and provide manufacturing and creative jobs for generations to come,” Glen said in a statement.

399 Sands, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Dattner Architects

The building at 399 Sands Street sits within the Admirals Row site, which is being redeveloped with a Wegmans store, manufacturing space and a new community facility. The Admirals Row site includes the restoration and reuse of the Timber Shed and Quarters B, two of some of the oldest structures at the Navy Yard. The first three buildings, including retail and the Wegmans, at Admirals Row are currently under construction.

According to the city, the $40 million investment in the building will bring the job count of Admirals Row to 2,000. The building will add 230,000 square feet of office space and accommodate between 700 and 1,000 new jobs.

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Navy Yard redevelopment, Building 77, Russ & Daughters

The Brooklyn Navy Yard currently employes more than 7,000 New Yorkers within 400 companies. Over the next three years, the city expects there to be roughly 17,000 accessible middle-class jobs. Last month, new renderings were released of Dock 72, a 675,000-square-foot office building anchored by WeWork.

Creative manufacturing tenants and a food manufacturing hall will set up shop at Building 77, which will measure 1 million square feet and create 3,000 jobs. Other projects include the Green Manufacturing Center and an expanded Steiner Studios, expected to be the largest production studio in the U.S. outside of Hollywood.


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