Construction has started at the future Red Hook warehouse that will soon be home to an Amazon distribution center.
Located at the former site of the Revere Sugar Factory at 280 Richards St., on a pier sandwiched between IKEA and the former location of Fairway, it was long planned to be the home of a Norman Foster-designed waterfront office complex.
Permits filed in September 2019 call for a one-story manufacturing facility covering 310,967 square feet. Renderings show a standard warehouse with a mix of white and olive on the facade. A long vehicle ramp at the side of the building leads to parking on the roof. More parking will exist along the sides and back of the building.