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Project Name

Barcalo Living & Commerce


225 Louisiana Street
New York

Public Hearing Transcript

Inducement Resolution

Project Details

The project entails the adaptive re-use of the former 175,000 sq. ft. Barcalo Manufacturing plant in the Old First Ward into a mixed-use structure containing approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of commercial and light industrial space and 118 residential units. 


The project site is largely vacant with a small number of artists and other users renting space at well below market rate.


The project will involve the replacement of major portions of the existing roof, replacement of 600 windows with units that both comply with historic design guidelines and provide modern insulation, the replacement/reconstruction of the second floor that was severely damaged by fire and installation of new utilities and mechanical systems.  Significant environmental and asbestos remediation is also required.


The developer anticipates a variety of tenants for the planned commercial space including a restaurant, brewery, fitness operator, artists, start-ups, small retail operations and a laundromat accessible to both tenants and the surrounding community; the latter which was developed in response to neighborhood outreach conducted by the development team.


The Frizlen Development Group intends to relocate both their development and property management staff of 9 to the building once the redevelopment is complete.


The project will also include 46 units (roughly 25,000 sq. ft.) of indoor parking to be made available to tenants.


The development team intends for this project to complement the public transit operations (including bus service on Louisiana and Ohio Streets and bicycle infrastructure on Ohio Street)  that already exists near the project.


Status Details

02/26/2020 -  $34,727,449 Lease/Leaseback Inducement Resolution approved by the ECIDA Board of Directors