Advocates demand cheap housing at Domino factory

WILLIAMSBURG - A religious group is demanding affordable housing be included in revitalization plans for the abandoned Domino sugar factory in Williamsburg.

Churches United, which consists of several northern Brooklyn churches, planned to rally Sunday at the site.

The group wants the developer who purchased the property to set aside housing for people who make $30,000 or less annually. Churches United also wants housing set aside for seniors.

The group Waterfront Alliance has been pushing to have the site deemed a landmark, however, Churches United believes that will hurt chances for affordable housing. Critics argue the developer would not be able to afford to subsidize units because more resources would go toward preservation.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on the issue Tuesday, June 26 at 9:45 a.m. The meeting will take place at 1 Centre St. in Manhattan.

Related information: Landmarks Preservation Commission

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