Two Trees’ Domino redevelopment continues to move forward, and administrative overhead is now underway; the first permits are up for 320 Kent Avenue, which is ‘Site D’ in the plan, adjacent to the Williamsburg Bridge. SHoP is the design architect, while Ismael Leyva is the architect of record.
DOB filings indicate that 320 Kent Avenue will span 470,106 square feet and 36 stories, rising 401 feet to its pinnacle. The tower will include a 41,801 square foot commercial component, and the remainder will be residential, divided between 392 units.
While filings are now processing, a rep from Two Trees notes that permits have nothing to do with order of actual groundbreaking or construction, and are for infrastructure work (water, sewer, utility connections etc.) on all the waterfront sites.
Additionally, permits will eventually be amended when construction documents are finalized and financing is secured for each site. No plans have changed regarding the unit mix or unit number of the buildings, and use as well as design is tightly controlled by the rezoning that just passed.
Nevertheless, with infrastructure work now beginning, the latest filings are steps in the right direction for a project that has been years in the making, and the Domino redevelopment promises to revitalize the Williamsburg waterfront in a tremendous way. Though the design for 320 Kent Avenue may still see changes, SHoP’s plan is a positive departure from Vinoly’s initial conception of Domino, and the end-result is likely to benefit both the streetscape and the skyline.
Phase I of Domino is now beginning, though the site’s full build-out will not be finished until the 2020s.
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