First Domino Sugar Refinery Tower at 325 Kent Avenue Now Rising Above Williamsburg

Posted On Thu, April 21, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, April 21, 2016 By In Architecture, New Developments, Rentals, Starchitecture, Williamsburg

After breaking ground last spring, the first tower of Two Trees’ three million-square-foot Domino Sugar Refinery Master Plan has finally lifted out of of the ground. Addressed 325 Kent Avenue (Site E), the 400,000-square-foot building rises one block inland from the East River waterfront and the remaining five parcels of the master plan. The future 16-story, 189-foot-tall project covers three-quarters of its block bound by Kent and Wythe Avenues and South 3rd and 4th Streets. All in all, the two-winged tower will hold a whopping 522 rental units, making it the second largest residential building in Williamsburg after the also-in-construction 2 North 6th Street.

325 Kent Avenue a b (1)

Williamsburg Rentals, NYC master plans, Brooklyn skyscrapers, NYC construction

Williamsburg Rentals, NYC master plans, Brooklyn skyscrapers, NYC construction

SHoP Architects are the building’s designers, as well as the master planners of the entire Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment scheme. Not unlike Bjarke Ingels’ “courtscraper,” Via 57 West, 325 Kent hosts a central courtyard and its bulk gradually descends in scale as it approaches its low-rise confines near Wythe Avenue (this is opposed to Via 57 which slopes downward towards the waterfront). SHoP’s tower rises from a large five-story base appropriately clad in red brick, complementing the saved 1884 Domino Factory building across Kent Ave. The podium will hold several retail spaces, 750 parking spaces (yikes), and some of the building’s amenities. The two tower wings are setback from the base and are sheathed in metal panels, but carry a similar variegated fenestration pattern as the floors below. Apartments begin at the third level, and unit counts per floor range from 56 apartments on the fourth floor to 24 apartments on the 15th floor. Along the Kent Avenue side, the three highest levels bridge the two wings together. The uppermost sixteenth level will be an amenity floor for residents.

325 kent Avenue 67

325 Kent Avenue - Street LevelConstruction shots via 6sqft

Now already on its third level, the building should be topped off by the end of the summer and completion is anticipated for sometime next year. There will be 105 below-market rate units and a housing lottery will launch later this year.

325 Kent Avenue 45

325 Kent Avenue 2

325 Kent Avenue a b (2)

Ultimately, the Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment is slated to take a decade to complete and will altogether yield 2,300 apartments, 500,000 square feet of commercial space and a new school. James Corner Field Operations have been tapped as the landscape designers and will shape a much anticipated quarter-mile long public waterfront park, which will incorporate some of the sugar processing plant’s artifacts.

Find future listings for 325 Kent Avenue at CityRealty.

RELATED:

Tags : , , , ,

Neighborhoods : Williamsburg

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Transformable Ollie chair unfurls with the pull of a string

    Transformable Ollie chair unfurls with the pull of a string

    If you’ve ever wished an ergonomic, well-designed comfortable chair would materialize when you need it, the Ollie Chair has your ...
  • High Line-style park proposed for a half-mile stretch of abandoned Staten Island rail

    High Line-style park proposed for a half-mile stretch of abandoned Staten Island rail

    Although High Line Park visionary Robert Hammond recently expressed remorse for failing to develop a park that was “for the neighborhood”—not ...
  • Richard Meier’s mixed-use Teachers Village development is revitalizing downtown Newark

    Richard Meier’s mixed-use Teachers Village development is revitalizing downtown Newark

    Residential Building VII, via Scott Frances With Hoboken long gone and Jersey City well in the throes of gentrification, it ...
  • Trump Tower security came in $10M less than expected; 12 sculptures arrive on the High Line

    Trump Tower security came in $10M less than expected; 12 sculptures arrive on the High Line

    The Renwick Hotel opened its Gertrude Stein Suite, the first in the historic building dedicated to a female author. [Conde ...
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens townhouse with lots of woodwork and sunroom lists for $2.4M

    Prospect Lefferts Gardens townhouse with lots of woodwork and sunroom lists for $2.4M

    This three-story brick townhouse is nestled on a charming street of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, the Brooklyn neighborhood east of Prospect ...
  • Sunday will be your last chance to brunch at the Waldorf Astoria’s Peacock Alley

    Sunday will be your last chance to brunch at the Waldorf Astoria’s Peacock Alley

    Come March 1st the Waldorf Astoria will close its doors to the public in preparation for what’s likely to be ...
  • Design team suggests a new mission-driven gentrification model geared toward artists and small businesses

    Design team suggests a new mission-driven gentrification model geared toward artists and small businesses

    Image: mx.org We’ve definitely seen a lifetime’s worth of the trajectory that runs from warehouse to art studio to luxury loft, starting ...
  • Health-focused supportive and affordable housing complex breaks ground in the Bronx

    Health-focused supportive and affordable housing complex breaks ground in the Bronx

    Yesterday, mental health nonprofit Community Access broke ground on a new, $52.2 million supportive and affordable housing complex in the ...
  • Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week – 2/23-3/1

    Art Nerd New York’s top event picks for the week – 2/23-3/1

    Toilet Paper Paradise by Plamen Pletkov In a city where hundreds of interesting events occur each week, it can be ...
  • Sad stretch of Canal Street retail may be replaced with this nine-story Passive House

    Sad stretch of Canal Street retail may be replaced with this nine-story Passive House

    If you’ve walked down Chinatown’s Canal Street then you’re certainly familiar with a string of stores at 312-322 Canal Street hawking cheap ...
  • Jeanne Gang reveals sparkly new renderings of High Line-hugging Solar Carve Tower

    Jeanne Gang reveals sparkly new renderings of High Line-hugging Solar Carve Tower

    Just yesterday, 6sqft shared the news that Jeanne Gang‘s first ground-up project in NYC–the Solar Carve Tower at 40 Tenth ...
  • For $9.5M, this sprawling Gramercy co-op has a sunken living room and keys to the park

    For $9.5M, this sprawling Gramercy co-op has a sunken living room and keys to the park

    At a house-sized 3,809 square feet, this jumbo co-op at 50 Gramercy Park North, on the market for $9.5 million, ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.