The Domino development is off and running. After finally getting approval from City Council a few weeks ago, Two Trees' Jed Walentas has filed new building permits for 2 Grand Street (the building on the far left). According to those permits, which are still pending, the first building of the long-awaited Domino megaproject will be 35 stories, 369 feet tall, and will contain 658 dwelling units distributed among 699,725 residential square feet (a certain percentage of which will, of course, be designated affordable). There will also be 11,018 square feet of commercial space and a 75,145-square-foot community facility. Ismael Leyva is serving as the architect of record, although, as we all well know, SHoP Architects was behind the design.
Two Trees purchased the Domino site in June of 2012 for around $180 million from CPC Resources, who had failed in their own attempts to redevelop the waterfront property. Although the new plan was universally less hated than the previous one, Two Trees still had to fight community opposition and a new, less developer-friendly administration to get started on the megaproject. Let's see what happens from here.
UPDATE: The first Domino project to be built will actually be Site E — 2 Grand Street is the first of the waterfront buildings with permits on file.
· Permits Filed: 2 Grand Street [NY YIMBY]
· Domino coverage [Curbed]