The Regional Plan Association (RPA) has honored Brooklyn-based developer Two Trees Management with the “Transformative Project of the Year” Award for its role in developing Domino Park.
Two Trees leadership accepted the award at the organization’s first ever benefit event, held at the recently-opened park on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn.
The Domino Park project has created a public space along the Williamsburg waterfront, transforming what was previously the Council district with the worst open-space to population ratio into a neighborhood with ample opportunities for active and passive recreation.
The project, which illustrates high standards for urban design, community engagement and affordable housing, includes residential and commercial spaces and preserves artifacts from the old sugar factory.
“Domino Park represents public-private partnership at its best: transforming an underused, formerly industrial site along the waterfront into a modern community hangout; bringing nature and our waterfront back into our daily experience of our city; and helping to prepare us for environmental changes to come,” said Tom Wright, RPA presidentt. “We thank Jed Walentas and Two Trees for their forward-looking approach.”
Additional awardees at Thursday’s event included Robert Billingsley, Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, recognized with the “Above & Beyond” Award for his dedication to RPA and , anette Sadik-Khan, Principal at Bloomberg Associates, with the “Making it Happen” Award for helping pioneer the transformation of New York City streets and public space.