This afternoon at 2pm, the Landmarks Preservation Commission holds a public hearing on proposed changes to the landmarked refinery building at the 11.5 acre Domino Sugar site, located on Williamsburg’s East River waterfront. The Waterfront Preservation Alliance of Greenpoint and Williamsburg has renderings of Beyer Blinder Belle’s proposed loft conversion of the building (including a five-story glass addition).
Gothamist also has renderings of plans for the “The New Domino”, which includes nine new residential towers designed by Rafael Vinoly. The plans have been seen as a victory both by historic preservationists and by affordable housing advocates. According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 660 of the planned 2,200 total units will be affordable, including 110 units affordable to those making around $21,000 a year. The plans are expected to proceed through ULURP soon. In the meantime, neighborhood activists are encouraging the developers to save the iconic Domino sign.
Update: Curbed says the plans may be going “back to the drawing board” because of an outcry from preservationists – and it seems Landmarks Chair Bob Tierney also likes the sign!