City approves development of Williamsburg waterfront

The New York City Planning Commission approved a plan this afternoon to develop the Williamsburg waterfront and turn a former Domino Sugar factory into high-rise

BROOKLYN - The New York City Planning Commission approved a plan this afternoon to develop the Williamsburg waterfront and turn a former Domino Sugar factory into high-rise apartments.

Developers are planning a 2,200-unit development that would include more than 650 affordable apartments.

Community Board 1 rejected the plan recently and many opposed say the high-rises are taller than zoning plans allow.

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