Rendering of the proposed Acme facility (courtesy of Gensler Architect)

Plans are moving forward for a 583,000 square-foot commercial and manufacturing development at the site of Acme Smoked Fish at 30 Gem St.

A scoping meeting for the development will be held in Greenpoint in on August 27th, at the Polish Slavic Center (176 Java St.) at 4 p.m.

A special land use framework will have to be negotiated for 30 Gem St. to be rezoned from manufacturing to commercial use.

Pennsylvania-based developers Rubenstein Partners are seeking to include an 80,000 square-foot Acme manufacturing in the proposed development. Acme’s current facility is approximately 65,000 square feet, the Wall Street Journal reported last winter.


The development would combine all of the lots on the block between Wythe and Meserole avenues and Gem and Banker streets.

According to the draft scope of work statement :

  • A new development with approximately 637,250 gsf (gross square feet) spread amongst a new and improved 105,600 gsf Acme Smoked Fish processing facility and 531,650
    gsf of commercial office and retail space (including parking/loading/bike storage spaces).
  • The Acme Smoked Fish processing facility would contain four stories with a maximum building height of
    approximately 74 feet on the northeastern portion of the block, fronting on Meserole
    Avenue and Banker Street.
  • The commercial office/retail component of the Proposed Development would
    consist of nine stories, reaching a maximum of approximately 173 feet, occupying the remainder of the
  • No parking spaces are required under the proposed zoning, up to approximately
    150 off‐street accessory parking spaces would be provided on the ground level, with curb‐cut access via
    Gem Street. A


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