Once a symbol of Brooklyn’s industrial past, the former Domino Sugar complex on the Williamsburg waterfront is now a part of an 11-acre, three billion dollar redevelopment project.
Two Trees recently completed the first building, 325 Kent, which opened to residents just a few months ago. Mostly offered at pricey market rates, units here come equipped with hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and access to a lounge, gym, and 7,000-square-foot roof deck. Just about 100 of its 522 apartments are designated as affordable housing; a whopping 87,000 people submitted applications for those below-market-rate units.
325 Kent is the first in a series of four planned residential buildings, all of which are being developed alongside Domino Park, a waterfront green space designed by the same folks who built the High Line. Get a peek inside the building in the video above.
Meanwhile, Domino’s refinery building is undergoing a transformation; it will soon be converted into office space, with a multistory, vaulted glass addition to the top (though that still needs to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission).