We're a bit slow on the draw on this one, but Williamsburg's Domino Plant had face time with the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday. The plant is moving toward a landmarking vote, but what's really interesting are some details about the project, which is called "The New Domino." It will include 2,200 apartments on the 11.5 acre site, about 660 of which would be affordable housing. The entire development would a $1.2 billion undertaking and include a significant number of highrises. The plant itself would be gutted and renovated. The developers oppose extending landmark status to additional buildings, like one near the Williamsburg Bridge that isn't up for landmarking that preservationists want to save.
· History and Homes May Mix at Brooklyn Waterfront [NYT]
· Broad Support for Domino Designation at LPC Hearing [Brownstoner]
· Bands, Hipsters, Etc. Come Out for Williamsburg's Domino Plant [Curbed]