At the Domino Sugar site, SHoP’s creative master planning repurposed an industrial site to reconnect Williamsburg, Brooklyn to its waterfront.

Our master plan for the Domino Sugar site, prepared in collaboration with Field Operations, replaced a previous city-approved plan with a new proposal that increased publicly-accessible open space by 60%, creates a new street grid compatible with the existing neighborhood, and provides for the mix of uses—creative office space, market-rate and affordable housing, neighborhood retail, and community facilities—that will bring a new 24/7 vitality to the area.

SHoP’s master plan calls for several of the proposed buildings to feature large openings, allowing sun and wind to penetrate throughout the site and into the neighborhood beyond.
The plan envisions a new skyline for Brooklyn—one that mediates between the low-rise neighborhood, the height of the adjacent Williamsburg bridge, and the skyline of Manhattan across the river. The first building to be occupied is our 325 Kent. Additional structures are being designed by other architects and will be completed in the years to come.