Today Two Trees today announced some nifty plans for the Domino site before construction starts. A group of Williamsburg residents will take over the eastern portion of Site E, the vacant 55,000-square-foot lot on Kent Avenue between South 3rd and South 4th streets, and create a bilingual reading room, a community farm operated by North Brooklyn Farms, and a community green space with different programming initiatives. Possibilities include yoga classes, kid activities, and urban-farming classes. (This is the same group that’s doing events over at the former Lutheran church in Bushwick.) Over on the western portion of the site (which borders Kent Avenue), Ride Brooklyn, in partnership with the New York City Mountain Bike Association, will offer bikes and a place to ride them for free. The bike course will include a training area for children, novices, and intermediate riders, as well as an advanced pump track for skilled riders. The temporary space will be open to the public by the end of May and will be active until construction starts on the Domino Sugar redevelopment next year. As part of the redevelopment plan, Two Trees plans to build out a waterfront esplanade which will include kayak launches, a floating pool, sports fields, green space and public seating. The permanent esplanade will be designed by the landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations.
Two Trees Seeks More Proposals on Site E [Brownstoner]
Two Trees Asks Locals for Ideas on Domino Development [Brownstoner]
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