Raft’s project will complement an adjacent plan for a waterfront creative zone by NBBJ. The new renderings by Raft focus on creating a more expansive green space along the waterfront, as well as office and hotel space, a marine education institute, and a manufacturing and sales outlet.
The Red Hook area was hit especially hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Since that time, Est4te Four has been quite busy buying up large properties that run along the New York Harbor. However, the developer is still looking for funding to bring the project to fruition.
From the Architect:
Our proposal focuses on the transformation of a major portion of Red Hook’s waterfront. Currently private and inaccessible to the public, Red Hook Piers will comprise a richly programmed, mixed-use extension to Red Hook’s essential manufacturing and arts-based community.
ReHoP consists of many a new manufacturing center with point-of-sale outlets for companies engaged in the design and manufacture of furniture, fashion and food; a marine education institute that physically engages and utilizes the Atlantic Basin through its curriculum; a hotel and related services that will support the tech community currently being planned to the south; and a mile-long series of interconnected public open spaces that extends the Brooklyn Greenway, creates elevated park spaces with amplified views of the Harbor, and mitigates a large portion of the neighborhood’s flood exposure through the implementation of a series of biological and constructed strategies.