The 1000 Dean Street project consists of the conversion of three contiguous vacant buildings to provide approximately 100 local small businesses with affordable office space, including a variety of tenant-types such as start-up companies, designers and artists, and a food hall and events space that will showcase local food purveyors, artists and entertainers.
The three rehabilitated and repurposed structures include:
- A four-story building, originally constructed as the service building for the nearby Studebaker showroom, provides affordable workspace for creative professionals.
- A single-story structure with a raised loading dock area houses event space to be used by local non-profits, community groups, schools and residents.
- A single-story, garage-like structure repurposed as a food hall. 1000 Dean Street is a center for synergistic, creative businesses that has a significant trickle-down effect on the local community not only in terms of economics but social vibrancy and other quality-of-life measures.
- Create 175 construction jobs and 425 jobs at tenant-businesses.
- Provide goods and services through a diversity of small-business tenants to low-income residents including education, healthy foods, arts and culture as well as technology, architecture and design.
- Provide tenant businesses with flexible lease rates.
- Attract minority- and women-owned subcontractors and tenants.
- Create environmentally sustainable outcomes by incorporating smart growth principles into the transit-oriented redevelopment and remediating environmental contamination.
- Serve as a catalyst to invigorate business activity in Crown Heights, a neighborhood that has historically lacked private and public investment, and support non-profit community development groups