North Brooklyn preservations can claim a victory today, as the Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted to landmark the main structure on the grounds of the old Domino Sugar plant in Williamsburg. There wasn't much drama, though--landmarking had even been endorsed by the developers of the massive New Domino project. The landmarking left out some historic structures including the Adant House next to the Williamsburg Bridge, which has its own fan club. If the New Domino plan is approved, meanwhile, the Old Domino would be surrounded by buildings up to 30-40 stories tall. The blog Wild Green Yonder notes the project would effectively double the current population of Williamsburg within a quarter-mile of the site. All of which means there will be a lot more people around in a five or ten years to take the L Train and admire the landmarked building.
· Williamsburg Rises Up [Wild Green Yonder]
· A Look Around the Old Domino [Curbed]