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  • From left: Rendering of 2 Grand Street's ground-level retail space and the entire project

    From left: Renderings of 2 Grand Street’s ground-level retail space and the entire project (Credit: SHoP Architects)

    UPDATED, 10:56 a.m., June 4: Two Trees’ Jed Walentas has filed building permits for infrastructure at Site E, which will ultimately house the waterfront buildings of the long-awaited Domino Sugar refinery megaproject. [more]

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  • A rendering of the Domino factory conversion

    A rendering of the Domino factory conversion

    The New York City Council is scheduled to vote on the final plan for the Domino Sugar Plant redevelopment in Brooklyn on Wednesday. [more]

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  • A rendering of the Domino factory conversion

    A rendering of the Domino factory conversion

    Two Trees’ Domino Sugar redevelopment project will have to wait a little longer to clear the its last administrative hurdle. [more]

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  • Grand Central station

    Grand Central station

    From the November issue: In this month’s roundup of government-related real estate news, The Real Deal takes a look at the Midtown East rezoning proposal, which is heading to the City Council. In addition, TRD takes a look at Williamsburg, where developer Two Trees Management wants to put roughly a third of affordable housing at the Domino Sugar plant across the street from the waterfront plot. Click here to see more.

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  • 316 Kent Avenue

    316 Kent Avenue

    Two Trees Management’s application to redevelop the Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg kicks off the seven-month Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, known as ULURP, this afternoon. [more]

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  • From left: A rendering of the Domino project (credit: SHoP) and Jed Walentas

    From left: A rendering of the Domino project (credit: SHoP) and Jed Walentas

    If Two Trees doesn’t do it, somebody else will. So goes the shoulder-shrugging resignation that has come to dominate the debate over the developer’s proposed $1.5 billion conversion of the former Domino Sugar refinery into residential towers with affordable and market-rate units. [more]

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  • A rendering of the Domino project (credit: SHoP) and Jed Walentas

    A rendering of the Domino project (credit: SHoP) and Jed Walentas

    Two Trees Management hopes to put nearly a third of the affordable housing at the Domino Sugar Factory development on a site across the street from the rest of the Williamsburg waterfront development. On Friday, the developer argued before the Department of Housing Preservation and Development that all the development parcels of the massive 2,284-apartment project should be treated as one big parcel, a move that would allow Two Trees to put more than one fifth of the affordable units into the first tower rather than spreading them evenly throughout the five planned towers. [more]

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  • The Domino sugar factory site in Williamsburg

    Developer Katan Group has been slapped with $1 million in legal fees resulting from three lawsuits surrounding the sale of the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn. A New York state judge ordered Katan to pay its former investment partner, developer CPC Resources, the fees after rejecting their argument that invoices from the suit were unclear. [more]

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    Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

    Developer Katan Group continues to fight to upend a series of court decisions that enabled the $185 million sale of the Domino Sugar factory site in Williamsburg to Two Trees Management.

    The trial judge who allowed the sale to proceed erred throughout the litigation, an attorney for Katan told a four-judge appeals court panel. [more]

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  • 630 Flushing Avenue (credit: PropertyShark)

    630 Flushing Avenue (credit: PropertyShark)

    From the September issue: While converting grimy industrial sites into pricey condos and rentals is not new to New York, it’s taken on a new urgency as manufacturing in the city continues to fall by the wayside and developers contend with one of the worst housing shortages in decades. Examples abound, from former printing factories (the West Village’s Printing House) to former soap factories (Dumbo’s Kirkman Lofts). [more]

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  • 316 Kent Avenue

    316 Kent Avenue

    Two Trees Management won approval to demolish two sections of the Domino Sugar factory complex — a rear building on 2 Grand Street and multiple contiguous buildings at 314 Kent Avenue. [more]

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  • From left: Havemeyer Park (Photo courtesy of Capital New York) and a rendering of the Domino Sugar Factory site (Photo c/o SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations)

    From left: Havemeyer Park (Photo courtesy of Capital New York) and a rendering of the Domino Sugar Factory site (Photo c/o SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations)

    Elected officials are working on legislation that would permit the city to grant property tax abatements to landlords who open their land for public use at least 20 hours a week, Capital New York reported. [more]

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  • Jed Walentas and the Domino Sugar Factory

    Union workers are accusing Two Trees Management of hiring a contractor with a suspect past and a history of lawsuits to handle asbestos removal at its massive Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment site in Williamsburg, Gothamist reported.

    Local 78, which represents asbestos, lead and hazardous waste laborers, were quite vocal at Wednesday’s Community Board 1 Land Use meeting, according to Gothamist, and said that Two Trees had hired New York Insulation to remove asbestos at the site purely to save money.  [more]

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  • From left: A rendering of the Domino project (credit: SHoP) and Jed Walentas

    Two Trees Management’s Jed Walentas is temporarily turning over the Domino Sugar development site in Williamsburg for use as an urban farm, yoga studio, reading room and bicycle course, the Brooklyn Paper reported. The developer will not charge rent for the football field-sized plot, but the operators will need to pay utilities. [more]

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  • The former Domino Sugar factory

    Two Trees Management Company is pushing back its project at the old Domino Sugar Factory site an extra 100 feet from the East River to try to lessen the chance of damage from big storms like Hurricane Sandy, the New York Post reported. [more]

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  • From left: Rafael Vinoly’s and SHoP Architects’ designs for the Domino Sugar site. Inset: Raphael Vinoly and SHoP’s Vishaan Chakrabarti

    This week Two Trees Management revealed a new vision for its conversion of the Domino Sugar factory site in Williamsburg. Designed by SHoP architects, the revised plan has generally received positive, even enthusiastic reviews. Part of this response was a sense of relief, as the original proposal, designed by Rafael Vinoly, was roundly condemned for its dullness and insensitivity. [more]

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  • Vishaan Chakrabarti of SHoP and a rendering of the Domino Sugar Factory site (Photo c/o SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations)

    Now that the public has had a chance to gawk at Two Trees Management’s revised plans for the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, the bold plans are seeing both sweet and sour reactions, according to the Brooklyn Paper. [more]

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  • A rendering of the Domino Sugar Factory site (Photo c/o SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations)

    Two Trees’ plan for the former Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg will deviate significantly from the already approved plans, and will add 60 percent more open space, create taller and more slender buildings, expand the amount of office space, and allow affordable housing residents to access to the same amenities as people in market-rate apartments, Curbed and Capital New York reported.  [more]

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  • Jed Walentas and the Domino Sugar Factory

    Two Trees Management has modified its all-residential plan for the former Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg and will now include office space for up to 4,000 workers, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company acquired the 11-acre site in October for $185 million and has solicited community input on possible uses. The office proposal, Two Trees principal Jed Walentas told the Journal, would help make the project a more vibrant development than the several apartments-only sites that have sprung up in the neighborhood in recent decades. “They don’t make great urban places, they don’t integrate into the neighborhoods,” Walentas said. … [more]

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  • Two Trees’ Jed Walentas and the Domino Sugar factory

    Two Trees Management is soliciting proposals for an interim use of a 55,000-square-foot swath of the Domino Sugar site in Williamsburg, Curbed reported. The request for proposals for the site, dubbed Site E, will go live tomorrow. The parcel is a vacant lot located on Kent Avenue between South 3rd and South 4th streets. It will be available come this March for a year or more. [more]

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