Alexandros Washburn, the former chief planner for the City
of New York who now leads Brooklyn-based design firm DRAW Brooklyn, has
unveiled a plan to build a mixed used housing and manufacturing development in
Called the Model Block, the plan aims to transform a vacant warehouse at 145 Wolcott Street into a 210-unit apartment complex with 65,675 s/f of light manufacturing space and 74,325 s/f of commercial space including restaurant, shops, maker space and creative office space.
Washburn has partnered with Washington D.C.-based development firm Four Points, LLC on the project. He also worked with architects Arquitectonica, AE Superlab and Marpillero Pollak Architects on the design, which he has already shown to hundreds of local residents and community groups as part of an ambitious outreach to secure support.
The team used new technology…