Wacky development proposed for Red Hook

Red Hook-based real estate company Pilku Construction Services is seeking city approval to rezone a lot they currently own in the waterfront neighborhood. If approved, the zoning change would allow for the construction of a colorful mix-used building in the heart of Red Hook.
Located at 150 Mill Street near the elevated portion of the Gowanus Expressway, the developer has proposed a ten-story building for the site with retail and office space and parking. Renderings of the proposed building reveal a whimsical design aesthetic, with bursts of bright colors clashing against the muted greens of the nearby highway.
The proposed rezone also includes 338-354 Hamilton Avenue and parts of 595 Clinton Street and 157-159 Centre Street, which would supply additional parking for the completed building.
The project at 150 Mill Street is one of many new developments taking hold in Red Hook and neighboring areas. Tech giant Amazon recently broke ground on a new last-mile fulfillment center along the Red Hook waterfront, not far from the massive IKEA store that opened in 2008.
Amazon’s new facility will be located on a pier at 280 Richards Street, at the former location of the old Revere Sugar Factory, which was torn down in 2009.
New York real estate mainstay Thor Equities had formerly planned on constructing a waterfront office at the site, but those plans were abandoned back in 2019.

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