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Domino Wins National Award for Public Open SpaceDomino Park was selected as one of the winners of this year’s Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award for its outstanding open spaces.
Domino Park, the home of the historic Domino Sugar Factory site, has been transformed into a mixed-use space within an area that previously had one of the lowest open space to people ratios in the city, said Lampariello. The park is designed by landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations and privately-funded by Brooklyn-based developer Two Trees Management. The 5-acre waterfront park opened to the public in summer 2018, reconnects the Williamsburg neighborhood to the East River for the first time in 160 years. In 1856, the land where the park is was once the Domino Sugar Refinery and the largest and most productive sugar refinery in the world, producing 4 million pounds of sugar daily. It closed its doors in 2004. Two Trees acquired the park with the promise to turn it into an open public space as part of the 2014 rezoning deal it made with the city for an 11-acre megaproject on the entire Domino property footprint. Upon completion, the project will include 2,800 rental units across four residential buildings (700 of which will be affordable), 200,000 square feet of retail, and 600,000 square feet of commercial space.