Canyon Partners Forms Joint Venture to Develop 224-Unit Multifamily Community in Brooklyn Qualified Opportunity Zone

BROOKLYN, NY – Canyon Partners Real Estate, Tavros Holdings, and Charney Companies announced their joint venture for the development of 585 Union Street, a 224-unit multifamily development located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, a qualified opportunity zone.

The Project is being capitalized with $57.7 million of equity, and the joint venture simultaneously closed on a $107.0 million senior construction loan from Pacific Western Bank. Canyon’s investment marks Canyon’s eleventh qualified opportunity zone investment, totaling $1.2B of project capitalization.

“Gowanus’s industrial beauty and artistic character makes it one of the most exciting cultural hubs in New York City, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of its expansion,” said Nicholas Silvers, founding partner at Tavros. “We are looking forward to adding housing to such a dynamic neighborhood with the help of a capital partner who shares the same vision.”

585 Union Street is located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. The Project will benefit from its close proximity to diverse entertainment, transportation, and employment hubs within walking distance, including the many dining and entertainment options unique to the Gowanus neighborhood, the Barclays Center, and a Whole Foods. The Project is located one block from the Union Street subway station which provides access to Lower Manhattan, Times Square and Union Square, all within 35 minutes. The property is conveniently located near public parks, schools, restaurants, and museums. The development will offer a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units along with parking, a fitness center, and a rooftop pool among other community amenities. Twenty-five percent of available units will be allocated to affordable housing and benefit from the Affordable New York housing program. In addition, the Project design will feature an entirely electric building, with flood resistant landscaping and plantings.

“The opportunity to create new rental homes in Gowanus, the most eagerly anticipated neighborhood in Brooklyn, has been a journey of perseverance and challenging work, which has been supported by a world-class team of professionals, colleagues and of course, our financial partners,” added Sam Charney, Principal of Charney Companies. “This is yet one more step to 585 Union Street becoming a reality, and I couldn’t be more excited.”