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Garment Manufacturing Hub takes a bow

The campus will provide affordable manufacturing space for garment, film and media businesses.

The city has unveiled designed for a new Garment Manufacturing Hub and the new Made in NY (MiNY) Campus at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The campus will provide affordable industrial facilities for garment manufacturing, film and media production, and related services and industries.

Set to open in Spring 2021, the Garment Hub will co-locate garment manufacturers and emerging designers.

NYCEDC is also delivering 5.3 acres of new public space to complement the adjacent Bush Terminal Piers Park, and providing new amenities to the community and campus workers.

Public amenities will include landscaped waterfront access, enhanced streetscapes, pedestrianized plazas, and a water play feature.

“The new Made in New York Campus brings exciting opportunities to the Sunset Park community – providing affordable workspace for innovative and sustainable companies while also creating good jobs for local residents,” said Jhaelen Hernandez-Eli, NYCEDC Senior Vice President and Department Head of Design and Construction.

In March 2019, NYCEDC announced the selection of a Brooklyn-based team, nARCHITECTS and W Architecture, and Landscape Architecture, to design the garment manufacturing hub.

nARCHITECTS, along with Perkins Eastman, are transforming City-owned buildings while W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, along with Dewberry engineers, are leading infrastructure, streetscape, and public realm improvements. Gilbane will serve as the construction manager.

Today, garment manufacturing comprises 30 percent of the city’s manufacturing jobs.

To accommodate this industry and workforce, the new campus will include the renovation of a 200,000 s/f building into a cutting-edge manufacturing hub with workspaces ranging from 2,000 to 40,000 s/f.

The Hub will support 20 to 30 garment manufacturing companies, with tenants involved in pattern making, marking and grading, cutting and sewing and sample making.

NYCEDC also announced a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for one or more partners to operate a research and development center and training partnership in the Hub.

The RFEI targets fashion brands or garment makers seeking to grow their presence in New York City; science or technology firms driving R&D in the fashion industry; academic programs in the fashion and design fields; mission-driven organization supporting the garment sector; companies along the fashion supply chain or manufacturing logistics sector; as well as cross-sector collaborators.

With a focus on local production, on-demand and advanced manufacturing, sustainable processes and circular fashion, material technology and textile innovation, the RFEI is seeking concepts for an R&D center, innovation laboratory and/or business accelerator; and proposals for programming to train garment sector workers and local workforce to fill quality fashion manufacturing jobs.

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