The Waterfront Preservation Alliance announced yesterday that it had submitted over 1,500 signatures to the Landmarks Preservation Commission urging it to hold hearings to designate the Domino Sugar refinery building and Adant house. Smartly, in our opinion, the WPA is not pushing to landmark the entire complex, focusing instead on the historic 19th-century structures. The WPA is not alone in its advocacy: The Preservation League of New York State placed the refinery on its “7 to Save” list in 2006. The irony of this debate is that the refinery would make incredible loft apartments that would surely command higher prices than the nearby Schaefer Landing and would leave plenty of other space on the site for new buildings.
Domino Petition Update [Waterfront Preservation Alliance]
Open Windows Not a Great Sign at Domino [Brownstoner]
Photo by Ken Yee