Developer aims to transform historic Kearny shipyard into 21st-century workspace

Hugo Neu Corp. is redeveloping the former Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. in Kearny as a hub of flexible office space for startups, creative businesses and others seeking a modern workplace. It aims to do so while taking advantage of the historic, architecturally distinct buildings on the 130-acre site, some of which offer the type of soaring ceilings and open-air feel that appeals to edgier tenants.