Domino Sugar project gets “no” from community board

New York /
Mar.March 10, 2010 10:04 AM

The Community Preservation Corporation’s $1.2 billion Domino Sugar factory redevelopment project got a resounding “no” last night from Community Board 1, because of doubts about whether the group’s planned skyscrapers would benefit the neighborhood. The 23-12 vote backs another “no” vote last week by the board’s land use committee, though neither decision is more than advisory. Borough President Marty Markowitz will hold a public hearing on tomorrow before he makes a decision, which will also act as a suggestion to the City Planning Commission and ultimately, the City Council. Plans call for a 2,200-unit waterfront apartment complex, which would require the Kent Avenue site, just north of the Williamsburg Bridge, to be rezoned from manufacturing to residential. The developers have promised to create an open, public space on the waterfront and to designate 30 percent, or 660, of its units for below market-rate housing, far more than what is required by current zoning. The land-use committee last week had objected that the affordable housing in the complex would not necessarily be permanent, but the developers have since insisted that it would be. [Brooklyn Paper]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
From left: Jake Elghanayan, Dan Garodnick an Maria Torres Springer (Getty Images, TF Cornerstone)
City officials say yes to land use reform, but face uphill battle
City officials say yes to land use reform, but face uphill battle
HPD's Adolfo Carrión Jr.  and City Planning's Dan Garodnick (Getty)
“The system is broken”: Staffing woes stall affordable projects
“The system is broken”: Staffing woes stall affordable projects
Fried Frank, City Planning, politics
Former City Planning chief Anita Laremont to join Fried Frank
Former City Planning chief Anita Laremont to join Fried Frank
Councilmember Selvena Brooks-Powers with Beach 35th Street and Beach 50th Street (Google Maps, Council NYC, Getty)
City Council approves Edgemere rezoning plan
City Council approves Edgemere rezoning plan
Council member Kristin Richardson Jordan and New York City Department of City Planning's Dan Garodnick (Getty Images, One45, NYC.gov Department of City Planning, Illustration by Kevin Cifuentes for The Real Deal)
Harlem resi towers project heads to contentious Council vote
Harlem resi towers project heads to contentious Council vote
Dan Garodnick (iStock)
City Planning head talks 421a, easing into rezonings
City Planning head talks 421a, easing into rezonings
Council member Gale Brewer and Manhattan Chamber of Commerce's Jessica Walker (Getty, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce)
City Council’s storefront tracker comes up empty
City Council’s storefront tracker comes up empty
Gowanus & Soho (iStock, Gowanus Project)
Loss of tax break will deflate Gowanus, Soho rezonings, industry says
Loss of tax break will deflate Gowanus, Soho rezonings, industry says
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...