789 Broadway




789 Broadway straddles the border of the neighborhoods of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York. Both have survived a rise and fall in fortune. The most turbulent times came in 1977, when a power outage occurred and looters took advantage of the black-out, ravaging thirty-five blocks on Broadway. Despite this unfortunate event, Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant fought their way back to recovery, and after a long struggle, they are both today vital and thriving neighborhoods with a rich history and brighter future.

Renovation of existing buildings is becoming a common model throughout Brooklyn and 789 Broadway is an excellent example of a mixed-use project combining commercial and residential spaces. The renovation will be taking into careful consideration both the location next to a MTA elevated subway station and the increased traffic in an already bustling commercial area. Plans include commercial space on the first and second floors, and residential units – a total of 10 in all – on the third and fourth floors. Marin will be responsible for the coordination of multiple stages of renovation per floor, across structural, mechanical, and electrical disciplines.