Renderings of the final design have been revealed for the 42-story, 330-unit mixed-use building under development at 260 Kent Avenue, located on the corner of Grand Street in Williamsburg. The tower will be the second ground-up building to be developed as part of the Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment mega-project, which will have a total build-out of five buildings once complete. The Wall Street Journal spoke with the principal of COOKFOX Architects, the architecture firm behind the design of 260 Kent Avenue.
The tower will encompass 462,000 square feet and include a mix of uses. There will be a 22-story commercial component that will host 150,000 square feet of office space and 13,000 square feet of retail. The residential portion will contain 330 rental apartments, 20 percent, or 66 units, of which will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery. Building permits for 260 Kent Avenue have not been updated yet to reflect the latest plans.
Two Trees Management Company is the developer. SHoP Architects is the master planner and James Corner Field Operations is designing the six-acre waterfront promenade that will span the entire former Domino Sugar Refinery site, World Architecture reported. The promenade is expected to be complete in 2018.