NYC Plans $136M Brooklyn Creative Hub

The City of New York has some big plans for Brooklyn’ Sunset Park neighborhood, announcing a $136 million project that will transform Brookyln’s industrial waterfront into a major hub for film, fashion and virtual reality tech companies. WXY architecture + urban design is providing the New York City Economic Development Corp.¬†with master planning and conceptual design services for the project, dubbed The Made in NY Campus. Development will include renovations of two Bush Terminal buildings totaling 200,000 square feet of garment manufacturing space and a new 100,000-square-foot facility for film and television production.

Included in WXY’s design are plans for new pedestrian-friendly plazas and streets as well as high-tech spaces, capital improvements to the campus and community amenities.

The project supports The Sunset Park District Plan, led by the New York City Economic Development Corp., which is focusing on renovating aging infrastructure and increasing industrial uses in the area to attract new business. Two active industrial centers, Bush Terminal and Brooklyn Army Terminal, are part of the plan. The Made in NY Campus will add a third business campus.

The expansion of Bush Terminal follows Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $115 million investment in Brooklyn Army Terminal, which will bring 500,000 square feet of new industrial space by September 2017. The Made in NY Campus is expected to open in 2020 and will create 1,500 permanent jobs.

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