Construction is rising on the The Refinery, a commercial conversion and expansion of the 140-year-old Domino Sugar Refinery at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and developed by Two Trees, the $250 million project will convert the former manufacturing plant into a modern office complex while preserving the structure’s historic brick façade, arched windows, and chimney. The Refinery will stand 235 feet tall and feature a new 27,000-square-foot barrel-vaulted glass dome for a penthouse office space, as well as fully rebuilt interiors by Dencityworks and Bonetti/Kozerski, new landscaping and outdoor seating surrounding the ground floor, and reworked Domino Sugar signage above the roofline. The development is the centerpiece of the Domino Sugar master plan by SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations and is located to the west of Kent Avenue between South 2nd and South 3rd Streets.
Excavation is set to begin at 50 Commercial Street, a nine-story mixed-use building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti Architects and developed by Rimani Realty, the 108-foot-tall structure will yield 32,642 square feet with 27 residential units spread across 20,213 square feet, as well as 2,681 square feet of commercial area, enclosed parking space for three vehicles, and a restaurant space on the ground floor. All State 12 is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a triangular plot at the intersection of Commercial and Clay Streets.
Below-grade work is in full swing at 171 Calyer Street, the site of a six-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by PKSB Architects and developed by 171 Calyer Street Project, LLC, the 70,071-square-foot structure will yield 33 units and 5,615 square feet of ground-floor retail space. MJM Associates Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the intersection of Calyer and Lorimer Streets.
Domain Companies has closed on a $176 million construction loan to complete a 360-unit two-tower development at 420 Carroll Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by FXCollaborative, the waterfront property will comprise a 20-story tower, a 15-story tower, and a publicly accessible connection to the Gowanus Canal promenade.
Construction has topped out on 249 East 62nd Street, a 28-story residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by INC Architecture & Design with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Zeckendorf Development, the 347-foot-tall structure will yield 66 condominiums with two to four homes per level. CM & Associates is the general contractor for the property, which is located by the corner of Second Avenue and East 62nd Street.