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499 President Street Readies For Excavation In Gowanus, Brooklyn

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Michael Young & Matt Prunick - New York YIMBY

Excavation set to begin at 499 President Street, the site of an eight-story residential building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by The Brodsky Organizationwith Avery Hall Investments, the 322,000-square-foot structure will yield 350 rental units in studio to two-bedrooms layouts, with 25 percent designated for affordable housing, as well as 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the 1.6-acre property, which is bound by Union Street to the north, President Street to the south, and Nevins Street to the west.

The U-shaped plot wraps around two one-story structures with the longest frontage running along President Street. Recent photos show excavators and piling machines onsite awaiting the start of work.