Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, the most underserved area for open space in the city, has a new waterfront park. Developed by Two Trees as part of their 11 acre Domino Sugar development, the 6 acre Domino Park provides a 1,200 foot long waterfront esplanade adjacent to sites for four new residential towers and the renovated refinery building. The linear waterfront park is divided into three distinct programmatic areas: an active recreation space to the south, a central gathering space at Water Square, and a passive northern zone that includes an artifact walk incorporating items from the site's former industrial use.
Construction is underway on the second residential tower of the masterplan, 260 Kent. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, the 42-story tower is located at the northern boundary of the site. Along with 330 residential rental units, the mixed-use building will also contain 22-commercial floors with 150,000 square feet of office space and 13,000 square feet of retail.
Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations; Architect: SHoP Architects (327 Kent Ave), COOKFOX Architects (260 Kent Ave); Developer: Two Trees Management; Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; Completion: 2019 (260 Kent Ave), 2018 (Domino Park), 2017 (325 Kent Ave).