GOWANUS — The gleaming 363 Bond St. tower nestled on the banks of the Gowanus Canal contaminated Superfund site began leasing apartments this month with access to a rooftop swimming pool, shuffleboard court and a "lifestyle concierge."
The 12-story building includes 270 luxury apartments between Carroll and First Streets with high-end pads available for more than $2,400 per studio; $3,100 for a one bedroom; and $5,200 for a two bedroom apartment, according to the property's leasing manager.
A lone three-bedroom apartment also rents for a whopping $9,000 per month, but has already been snagged, the leasing manager added.
The property boasts a full-time "lifestyle concierge" who oversees the building's many amenities including a yoga studio, gym, rooftop lawn and a massive pool side mural by graftti artist Tristan Eaton for a slice of "authentic canal side living."
The Bond Street abode was previously part of the two-building development 365 Bond Street spearheaded by the Lightstone Group.
The Bond Street complex was erected on a brownfield site — land where industrial use contaminated the soil — so you won't catch tenants planting a vegetable garden.
But Lightstone remediated the site with a massive excavation — removing more than 12,000 tons of dirt and seven underground oil storage tanks — along with installing fans, vents and pipes to suck contaminated vapors from the soil beneath the building out through the roof.
Lightstone has since sold the 363 Bond St. portion of the site to Atlantic Reality Development, which is running the tower as a separate entity.
Residents will not be taking a dip in the fetid waters of the Gowanus Canal, either, but they will have a front row seat to the Environmental Protection Agency's $506 million Superfund cleanup of the canal, which had been expected to be cleaned up by 2020, is now slated to be clean no sooner than 2022.
Earlier this year the developer launched an affordable housing lottery for 54 apartments starting as low as $833 per month for a studio, which closed in May.
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to note that the canal cleanup will not finish before 2022, according to current projections.