Construction on the first phase of Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment officially commenced in March 2015 at 325 Kent Avenue, which is poised to give way to an unusual rental building that sort of looks like a donut. By way of new construction site photos spotted by YIMBY and taken by Tectonic, there’s now an update on the site. Work on the 500-apartment building has reached the 11th of its 16 floors. In all, the building will cover 401,246 square feet with about 9,400 square feet of ground-floor residential space.
Amenities will include five stories of garage parking—Two floors will be underground and three above grade. Remember, the building is just off the East River—as well as parking for 266 bikes, and tenant recreation space. Twenty percent of the building’s units will be earmarked as affordable. The greater Domino redevelopment was designed by SHoP Architects. The project is being developed by Two Trees.
In total the redevelopment project will bring 600,000 square feet of office space and 2,800 apartments to the former industrial area. Construction on 325 Kent is expected to be complete sometime next year.