We know there will be babka, but now Two Trees has shared new images of what their long-gestating Domino Sugar Factory project along the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn. One of the rental buildings will have a 7,000-square foot roof deck and a "chef's kitchen for catered parties and dinners."
Developer Two Trees plans to open 325 Kent Avenue this July, and the NY Times reports, "There will be 522 units, 20 percent of which will be affordable-rate apartments. Rent on market-rate units will start at $2,495 for studios, $3,250 for one-bedrooms and $5,195 for two bedrooms." Yes, this is the building where 87,000 applicants vied for those 100+ affordable apartments.
The facade of the building is "made of zinc and copper and "will oxidize over time," according to the Times, which also noted that the facade is more staid, while there are terraces in the back:
Christopher Sharples, a principal at SHoP Architects, said he understands how some might think placing terraces at the rear of the building, rather than toward the water, would seem counterintuitive.
“Kent Avenue can handle the scale of a large building facade,” Mr. Sharples said. “But residents in the rest of the neighborhood don’t need to have all the light blocked.”
Many of the amenities, including a gym lounge and a chef’s kitchen for catered parties and dinners, will occupy the top floors, facing a new park and the East River. There will also be a 7,000-square-foot roof deck and a 2,000-square-foot inner courtyard on the fourth floor with a garden and water feature. Some of the units facing the courtyard will also have private terraces.
Last month, the Wall Street Journal said that work on a second, 42-story mixed use tower was "poised" to begin—260 Kent Avenue, which will have "a residential tower shaped liked an upside-down letter L, attached to another, fatter 22-story leg, that will house offices, with retail below—and there are two more 55-story towers planned, in addition to the old refinery, which Two Trees hope a single commercial tenant will take over.
In the public space along the complex, an "Artifact Walk" will feature relics from the Domino Sugar Factory's past, like "21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, approximately 585 linear feet of crane tracks and over 30 industrial artifacts (including several 36-feet tall cylindrical syrup tanks)," per Arch Daily.