Gowanus Green

Gowanus Green

Smith and Fifth Streets, Brooklyn NY


Mixed Income Residential Redevelopment of a Brownfield
Gowanus Green is a mixed use project to redevelop a six-acre brownfield with a vibrant new mixed use residential community reconnecting the existing neighborhood to the Gowanus Canal with innovative and environmentally sensitive public open space. The project will provide 774 units of rental and for-sale housing and 65,000 square feet of community and retail space. Seventy percent of the units will be affordable to households with incomes between 30 percent and 130 percent of area median income. More than 100 apartments will be affordable rentals for seniors.

Designed by an award-winning team led by Rogers Marvel Architects with landscape architects Starr Whitehouse and West 8, the site and buildings will incorporate sustainable development principles throughout and will seek certification through LEED for Neighborhood Development. In addition to sustainable materials and energy efficient building systems, an advanced stormwater management system of green roofs, a rain garden, and bioswales is integral to the entire project. The project will revitalize the surrounding neighborhood by reinvesting in a long-vacant and contaminated site and providing new activity, recreational opportunities, and a waterfront promenade.

Hudson is leading a four-developer team to develop Gowanus Green as a public-private project with the City of New York. Our partners are Fifth Avenue Committee, The Bluestone Organization, and Jonathan Rose Companies. The team, selected by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development through an RFP process in 2008, has worked closely with the City throughout the planning and public approval process, involving significant community input.


Project Summary

  • Approximately 790,000 square feet
  • 774 units
  • 2017, anticipated
  • Block and plank construction
  • Design by Rogers Marvel Architects, with landscape architects Starr Whitehouse and West 8
  • Construction management by The Bluestone Organization


Site design by Naiad Design