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Renovated Sugar Refinery to Provide Sweet New Homes in Brooklyn

Posted By Evelyn Lee On January 11, 2010 @ 4:01 pm In Green renovation,New York City,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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An old sugar refinery in Brooklyn [2] is getting a second chance at the sweet life thanks to the designers at Rafael Vinoly Architects [3] (RVA) PC, who have proposed a massive green renovation for the 2.8-million-square-foot complex. The mixed-use [4] project will create 2,200 apartments, with at least 30% of the new housing being designated to lower-income families. The conversion of the old industrial site will also provide the Williamsburg residences with a fantastic view of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridges, and New York Harbor via the project’s green roof [5].

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RVA [3] is setting up the Domino Sugar Refinery project as a model for sustainable development and is currently looking at achieving various LEED Certifications [6]. The project was initially hatched in 2005 to design and develop the master plan of the complex and processing facilities.

The architects’ work transforms the former industrial complex into a modular, mixed-use [7] residential development with a variety of open spaces that allow public access to the East River. The renovation is sponsored by The Refinery, LLC with the Community Preservation Corporation [8]’s for-profit, developmental subsidiary CPC Resources [9] as managing partner. As of last Monday the project is under the public review process for Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP [10]).

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/11/renovated-sugar-refinery-to-provide-sweet-new-homes-in-brooklyn/dominsugarfactory01/

[2] Brooklyn: http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc/

[3] Rafael Vinoly Architects: http://www.vinoly.com/

[4] mixed-use: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/05/foster-partners-new-green-complex-for-singapore/

[5] green roof: http://www.inhabitat.com/green-roof/

[6] LEED Certifications: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19

[7] mixed-use: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/20/rathaus-terraces-mixed-use-development-for-medieval-german-city/

[8] Community Preservation Corporation: http://www.communityp.com/

[9] CPC Resources: http://www.communityp.com/cpcr.php

[10] ULURP: http://nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/luproc/ulpro.shtml

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