YIMBY Tours 325 Kent Avenue As Domino Park’s Public Opening Set for June 10th

325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

As construction continues on one of the city’s largest waterfront developments, YIMBY took a tour of 325 Kent Avenue, ahead of Domino Park’s opening on June 10th. Once it opens, the park is expected to be the largest public space in the Five Boroughs to debut in 2018. The landscaped area extends over six acres, one acre more than the Hudson Yards plaza opening this Fall.

As for the arched 16-story structure overlooking the park, it is the first of four residential buildings in the Domino redevelopment project. Once complete, the towers will redefine the Williamsburg skyline. Two Trees is responsible for the development.

325 Kent Avenue Lobby, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

325 Kent Avenue Lobby, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

The 170-foot tall structure yields 383,000 square feet of residential space, as well as 9,400 square feet of retail space. In spite of the low profile, the building has a huge payload. 522 apartments have been created, of which 105 are rented at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. As of now, the building is working towards leasing 75% of the space.

Rooftop of 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Rooftop of 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

SHoP Architects is responsible for the design, which entails a tradition-breaking format that broadcasts a very different way of planning city block-sized apartment buildings.

Closeup of 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Closeup of 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

The dramatic cutout center maximizes exposure to light and air for tenants while creating a central courtyard with a shared terrace and several private backyards. Grated metallic panels cleverly hide the building’s PTACs, resulting in a cohesive and uninterrupted façade.

Top floor lounge at 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Top floor lounge at 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Rooftop terrace and grill at 325 Kent Avenue with Downtown Manhattan in the distance, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Rooftop terrace and grill at 325 Kent Avenue with Downtown Manhattan in the distance, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Midtown and the Domino Sugar Factory's chimney, from rooftop of 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Midtown and the Domino Sugar Factory’s chimney, from rooftop of 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

The building is crowned by a shared amenities space including a library, lounge, fitness center, an outdoor terrace with grill, as well as views of the river and Manhattan.

325 Kent Avenue Courtyard with the Williamsburg Bridge in the background, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

325 Kent Avenue Courtyard with the Williamsburg Bridge in the background, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

325 Kent Avenue’s many setbacks on its eastern slope make space for dozens of terraces looking towards Brooklyn. On the walls facing inward, several small balconies have been discretely incorporated. The terrace depicted below totals 595 square feet, and is connected to a 973 square foot two-bedroom unit.

Showroom terrace at 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Outdoor terrace at 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Terrace at 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Outdoor Terrace at 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Interior decoration is minimalist, with hardwood floors and plain white walls.

Bedroom in325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Bedroom in 325 Kent Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Nearby, foundation work at 260 Kent Avenue is nearing completion, with much of the site already at ground level. The 42-story tower is being designed by COOKFOX, and will bring 330 apartments to the neighborhood.

Looking north towards Midtown from 325 Kent Avenue rooftop, 260 Kent Avenue's construction site is to the left, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Looking north towards Midtown from 325 Kent Avenue rooftop, 260 Kent Avenue’s construction site is to the left, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Read more about what to expect at Domino Park from our tour of the site earlier this month.

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7 Comments on "YIMBY Tours 325 Kent Avenue As Domino Park’s Public Opening Set for June 10th"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: Its hole make me sleepless. (Thanks to captain Andrew Nelson)

  2. How can I apply for an apartment at 325 Kent Ave.
    Thanks!

  3. It looks so industrial, almost with a flavor of cold-war Eastern European housing blocs in places, and I don’t mean that in a good or complimentary way.
    The young yuppie architects involved never worked in anything remotely resembling such places as the old Domino sugar factory.
    Thus they tend to falsely glorify and gloss over our lost industrial past, both in their minds, and in their works, — when in reality these places were all too often sweatshops without any regulations to protect their workers or the environment.
    Workers died working at Domino for the sake of our sugar addictions …where is the remembrance of that?
    Not only do we rewrite labor history, but nowadays we close our eyes – as we shift our responsibilities out-of-sight and out-of-mind,
    to exploited workers in far off places, while we reap the benefits. This is progress?

  4. Stan Chaz blah blah blah

  5. David is some kind of genius or mad man or both. (Pardon me for using your space)

  6. Jacqueline Salgado | June 4, 2018 at 9:24 pm | Reply

    Hi its beautiful.im imnterested in an 2 bedroom for myself and my 28 yr.old daughter we both work in hospitals.thank you

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