Domino Sugar Redevelopment Granted Catalytic Status on Williamsburg Waterfront

Crain's New York Business surveys the development investments that have followed the Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment to the Williamsburg waterfront.

1 minute read

June 15, 2016, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Domino Sugar Refinery

The Domino Sugar Refinery in a previous state of repair. | Masami Reilly / Shutterstock

"The planned $3 billion conversion of the 11-acre Domino Sugar Refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront by Jed Walentas’ Two Trees Management has raised the hopes—and in some cases the fortunes—of other developers in the area," according to an article by Tom Acitelli.

Acitelli explains more of the details of the redevelopment project: "Two Trees calls its Williamsburg project an 'urban campus.' It is slated to have 2,800 apartments, 600,000 square feet of offices centered on the refinery, a six-acre park and 200,000 square feet of community space and retail."

The article also includes an interactive map that shows the other developments in the area. The map lists seven additional projects in the immediate vicinity of the Domino Sugar redevelopment.

The Domino Sugar project has evolved over the years. The Architect's Newspaper reported in March 2013 that the project would spend $1.5 billion to redevelop the site. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Crain's New York Business

Rendering of electric scooters, electric cars, light rail train, and apartments in background.

Arizona’s ‘Car-Free’ Community Takes Shape

Culdesac Tempe has been welcoming residents since last year.

February 14, 2024 - The Cool Down

Aerial view of suburban sprawl with large single-family homes near Dallas, Texas.

The Changing Shape of American Suburbs

Housing costs and availability are pushing more American households, including young families, to suburbs and exurbs — and they’re demanding changes.

February 13, 2024 - Business Insider

Aerial view of New York City architecture with augmented reality visualization, blue digital holograms over buildings and skyscrapers

4 Ways to Use AI in Urban Planning and City Design

With the ability to predict trends, engage citizens, enhance resource allocation, and guide decision-making, artificial intelligence has the potential to serve as planners’ very own multi-tool.

February 20, 2024 - ArchDaily

Google street view of wide grassy median in Beverly Hills, California.

Beverly Hills Installs First ‘Green Street’

A three-block median featuring native plants and bioswales is part of the city’s broader effort to reduce water consumption and pollution.

February 22 - Beverly Press

Habitat for Humanity volunteers in construction helmets buildign a wood-frame house.

Habitat for Humanity and Missoula Land Trust Team up on Affordable Housing

The partnership will ensure the new homes will remain affordable for future buyers.

February 22 - KPAX

Orange California poppies in bloom over gently rolling hills in Southern California's Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.

Experiencing California's Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Located in the western Mojave Desert, this stunning state natural reserve is renowned for its breathtaking displays of California poppies and has even been referred to as California's most beautiful place.

February 22 -

News from HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

The Walkable City

Harvard GSD Executive Education

New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.