Planning Commission Approves NYCHA Housing Project in the Soundview Section of the Bronx

NYCHA-proposed rezoning would facilitate development of two eight-story buildings and 16 attached duplexes on an underutilized parking lot. On August 22, 2012, the City Planning Commission approved NYCHA’s proposal to develop a 238-unit, multi-building affordable housing project in the Soundview section of the Bronx. The 155,000-square-foot project site is on the southeastern edge of a block bounded by Randall, Bronx River, Lacombe, and Rosedale Avenues. NYCHA’s 13-building Soundview Houses housing complex is north of … <Read More>

Massive Domino Sugar project debated

Council Member Levin concerned that project would burden existing infrastructure. On April 28, 2010, the City Planning Commission heard testimony on CPC Resources Inc.’s proposed 2.75 million sq.ft. mixed-used development at the landmarked Domino Sugar plant site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The 11.2- acre project site encompasses the former Domino plant along the East River between Grand and South 5th Streets and an upland parcel bounded by Kent and Wythe Avenues, and South 3rd and 4th … <Read More>

Landmarks designates Domino Sugar plant

Iconic symbol of Brooklyn’s industrial heritage approved as City landmark. On September 25, 2007, Landmarks voted unanimously to designate three buildings within the former Domino Sugar Processing Plant, located along the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The three round arch-style brick buildings, the largest of which measures 13 stories high, date back to the 1880s. The plant produced sugar until the 1970s. After Domino closed the site in 2004, CPC Resources purchased the plant with … <Read More>