Brooklyn’s Navy Yard has been known for years as an intimidating place to people who pass by. It has an extraordinary story behind it because it was established back in 1801, giving it over two hundred years of history. The idea of knocking down all of the old buildings just seemed absurd to the voluntary development community, Navy Green. Instead, they are planning to revamp Brooklyn’s Navy Yard to make it more appealing to the eye, as well as to attract people to the area for multiple different purposes.
Right now, if you try and search for real estate in the Brooklyn Navy Yard you will come up with absolutely nothing, but that is going to change over the next few years. The Navy Green megaproject plans to build up to twenty-three townhomes, and the first ten, although they are not fully developed are on the market now for purchase!
Over the next few years, there are going to major steps to reinventing the Brooklyn’s Navy Yard. The first major addition is the development known as Navy Green, which is a $146 million dollar housing complex that offers affordable apartments. The development corporation is also planning to remove some of the walls that make the Brooklyn’s Navy Yard seem so closed off from the rest of the community.
Shopping Centers and Eatery
Wegmans Supermarket was one of the first stores to be approved to build in the Brooklyn’s Navy Yard. Which any who has visited New York knows about Wegmans, which is a family owned shopping market which offers a wide variety of food, home goods, and clothing.
Another business that is going to open its doors in 2018 is the Brooklyn Brewery. Brooklyn Brewery comes out of Williamsburg and is now expanding its roots in Brooklyn.
Mast Brothers chocolate is also opening a 65,000 sq ft factory and brewery as well, which will bring chocolate and beers to visiting patrons.
Russ & Daughters also plans to allocate a spot in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It is a huge manufacturing center and retail shop which includes wholesale food products, catering, and a classic bagel sandwich shop open to the public.
All of the investment put forth by the Navy Green community are going to help the Brooklyn’s Navy Yard continue on with their history in a new updated fashion. It is going to be exciting to watch the growth over the next few years.