Lightstone Group's development in Gowanus as seen from the Carroll Street Bridge
The development site as seen from Bond Street at First StreetLightstone Group development project at 363-365 Bond Street between Carroll Street and Second Street, adjacent to the Gowanus Canal, has been progressing at a rather fast clip these past few weeks. So far, most of the actual construction has been taking place on the 365 Bond Street site, which was the first of the two sites to have been environmentally remediated under the New York State Brownfield program this past summer.
The 363 site, which is much more polluted, still needs to be remediated.
Late last week, Lighstone issued a construction update to the community via Geto & de Milly, Inc., the developer's public relations firm. It reads:
I’m writing to provide you with an update on construction activities at Lightstone’s 363-365 Bond Street project in Gowanus.
Bulkhead installation is anticipated to begin along the Canal on Wednesday, January 21st. This work involves the installation of metal sheeting that may be intermittently noisier than typical day-to-day construction. As always, Lightstone will continue to do its best to mitigate disruptive noise.
Test piles at 363 Bond Street will continue next week, and environmental remediation work at 363 Bond Street will continue during the month of January.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geto & de Milly, Inc.
Though only a fraction of the Lightstone Group development has gone up so far, it has become all too clear to most local residents that it will change the nature of Gowanus forever. When completed, parts of the development will rise 12 stories along the canal and will be visible from as far as Carroll Park and Smith Street.