50K SF Mixed-Use Artist-Studio Development Slated for Bushwick
Lauren Elkies Schram Aug. 11, 2014, 11:50 a.m.
IBK Construction Group is bringing a new ground-up, six-story, 50,000-square-foot mixed-use artist studio development to the Bushwick area of Brooklyn.
New York City-based construction company IBK Construction Group, which specializes in reinforced concrete superstructure, slabs, foundations and excavation services, tapped Gene Kaufman Architect to design the building, at 100 Bogart Street, between Bogart Street and Morgan Avenue, and Ingraham Street and Johnson Avenue.
The project will cost $15 million, according to a spokeswoman for Gene Kaufman Architect. Construction will commence in October and be completed by April 2016.
“The classic cycle of artists rescuing a neighborhood and then being pushed out due to their own success is not inevitable,” Gene Kaufman, the principal of Gene Kaufman Architect, said in a prepared statement. “By making artists an integral part of the long-term picture of a community and a built-in economic generator, this project builds on decades of urban transformation of neighborhoods like Soho and Tribeca and does it better than it has ever been done before.”
There will be 5,400 square feet of retail on the ground floor at 100 Bogart.
IBK Construction didn’t respond to requests for comment.