The 16-story building includes 522 apartments, 104 of which are considered affordable. According to the developer, they received 87,000 applications for those 104 units.
“We are delivering on our promise to bring striking architecture, affordable housing to local residents, and local Brooklyn retailers to the Williamsburg waterfront,” said Jed Walentas, principal of Two Trees Management.
The building includes an elevated courtyard that looks out over Domino Park, the East River and the Manhattan skyline. It also has 11,300 square feet of amenities, such as a health club, bike storage, a billiard table and fireplace.
The development has studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. It also offers one-bedroom units with home office space.
The first retail tenant at 325 Kent is Mekelburg’s, a specialty food and craft beer shop based in Clinton Hill. It will occupy a 4,000-square-foot ground floor space. Two Trees will announce more retailers later this year.
The building is part of the entire 11-acre development, which will create about 2,800 rental apartments across four buildings, according to Two Trees. More than 700 of those units will be deemed affordable.
The project also boasts 500,000 square feet of office space, a new six-acre park expected to open in 2018 and local retailers.
Two Trees also plans to preserve and transform the original sugar refinery building into a 380,000-square-foot office space while maintaining its brick facade and Domino Sugar sign.
“The building features incredible outdoor space for residents to enjoy that will complement the spectacular new waterfront public park coming to the neighborhood in the next summer,” Walentas said.