Saturday, May 19, 2007

Williamsburg's Domino Plant Landmarking Effort Advances

Domino From Kent

The old Domino Plant on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg is moving a bit closer to landmarking. (At least, parts of it are.) The Historic Districts Council Newstand blog passes on word that the plant's Filter House, Pan House and Finishing House are up for landmark consideration. Specifically, the Landmark Preservation Commission will have a public hearing about "calendaring" the plant, which is a critical step in the process. The hearing is on Tuesday (5/22) at 9:30 A.M. at 1 Centre Street on the 9th Floor. While the landmarking process is far from complete, and the site will undergo a massive redevelopment, the hearing is a critical victory for preservationists. It is especially important given the number of former industrial landmarks that have already been lost in Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

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