The first commercial building at the Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg officially launched leasing this week. Ten Grand Street sits within the 45-story mixed-use tower One South First, which opened in September with 330 rental units. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Two Trees Management, the towers interlock, a sustainable component that allows extra heat from the office building to be preserved and reused at the residential property. At 45 stories, One South First is Williamsburg’s tallest building. The facade of both properties includes white precast concrete window panels made to resemble the molecular of sugar crystals, a nod to the former sugar manufacturing site where the buildings now sit.
Amenities at Ten Grand include private conference rooms, a 48-seat auditorium, a bike lobby with a separate entrance and ramp, lounge with library-style tables, outdoor terraces, and the option to rent private rooftop cabanas. The residential and office properties are linked through a common, light- and plant-filled lobby with lots of seating. Local shops like Roberta’s pizza, Other Half Brewing Co., Oddfellows Ice Cream, and Two Hands Cafe will take up space on the ground floor of Ten Grand.
Two Trees Management will offer flexible lease lengths for tenants, with asking rents around $70 per square foot, as the New York Post first reported. Some companies can save up to $25 per square foot by taking advantage of the city’s Relocation and Employment Assistance Program, which gives companies tax credits for relocating from Manhattan to an outer borough.