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Domino Sugar Factory Lot Available For 'Fun and Creative' Short-Term Use

By Meredith Hoffman | January 4, 2013 4:14pm

WILLIAMSBURG — A vacant block-long waterfront lot is opening up for use as something "fun and creative" — at least for the next year.

Two Trees Management, the developer that owns the long-unused Domino Sugar Factory site in South Williamsburg, issued a request for proposals Friday, opening up the space at Kent Avenue and South Third Street to outside groups until the company begins construction on the site next year.

"We would like uses and activities that attract a wide cross-section of Williamsburg residents," the company said in its RFP for the 55,000-square-foot lot. "We hope to find an interim use that will appeal to different age groups and all members of the Williamsburg community."

Two Trees, which has not disclosed its intentions for the property, purchased the space last October for $185 million and said in its RFP that it has been working on a plan that "emphasizes public open space, community and commercial uses, as well as high-quality residential space."

Proposals for the interim use are due Jan. 31 and must include a detailed description of the plan, including hours of operation. The fee the applicant would pay to Two Trees to occupy the site would be "helpful" but is "not a requirement," according to the RFP.