PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Workspace sharing company Industrious is opening its first New York location in Prospect Heights this spring, creating 18,800 square feet of “social office space” across from Atlantic Yards by mid-March, complete with pour-over coffee, a roof deck and "relaxation rooms," its co-founder said.
The company will take three floors at 594 Dean St., between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues, building out a mix of glass-enclosed private offices and communal working spaces for up to 250 people, said Industrious’ co-founder Jamie Hodari.
“You’re ceding a little bit of privacy to have a really elevated, beautiful, extraordinary communal experience,” he said.
That experience, he said, includes a pour-over coffee bar for workers, a shared terrace and roof deck, “relaxation rooms" and concierge service which Hodari hopes will set the company apart from other co-working offices in the city.
“New York has a lot overly-staged incubators or co-working spaces that are geared towards start-ups that are trying to get off the ground,” he said. "We certainly accommodate those, but I would say, in general, this is a more mature concept, a more luxurious space."
Prices for the Brooklyn location are still being finalized, but offices will likely start at $800 per month, Hodari said.
Industrious will move in after the building’s owner, 1121 LLC, finishes a renovation of the former industrial space that includes a new third floor, an updated facade and the build-out of retail space, according to building plans approved by the city this summer. The LLC bought the property for $6 million in 2013, according to records.
The company opened its first office in Chicago in the fall of 2013, later opening a second location in Atlanta. Currently, Industrious has plans to open offices in six other cities, including Brooklyn.
Hodari, who has lived in New York for 14 years, said Industrious chose Dean Street because of the “live-and-work location” at the intersection of several neighborhoods.
“You’ve got beautiful brownstone streets directly abuting very serious commercial avenues with all of the public transportation and infrastructure,” he said.
That includes the Atlantic Yards project, located directly across the street from the new Industrious office, where construction began on an 18-story residential tower last month. But the new space is prepared for it, Hodari said, installing “brand new, very intense soundproof windows” for noise abatement.
“We just see that as part of the vibrancy and excitement of this particular intersection of neighborhoods,” he said.
To apply for space at the new Industrious office space, visit the company’s website.