“The last domino of obstruction has finally fallen…”


“The last domino of obstruction has finally fallen…”

New York, May 25, 2011 – Churches United For Fair Housing, Inc. ( CUFFH )  a community based not for profit group that advocates for affordable housing in north Brooklyn, supports The Honorable Eileen A. Rakower, Justice of the New York Supreme Court, who yesterday May 24th dismissed a challenge brought against the rezoning of the former Domino sugar refinery site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, citing the New York City Council’s authority to have granted the rezoning last summer and its full compliance with the required procedures under New York’s land use and environmental review rules.  Justice Rakower dismissed the action that had been brought by the Williamsburg Community Preservation Coalition, a group of neighboring owners and residents, under Article 78 of New York’s civil procedure law.

“The last Domino of obstruction has finally fallen and now our Community can breathe a sigh of relief. As we exhale we move forward without any hesitation or reservations that the construction of 660 Units of Affordable Housing is truly imminent.” Rob Solano, Executive Director of Churches United for Fair Housing, Inc.

The New Domino Project is located on the site of the old Domino Sugar Factory on Kent Ave. btwn Grand St. and South 5th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The New Domino Project will have 660 Units of permanently Affordable Housing. The additional benefits of The New Domino Project will be hundreds of construction jobs each new year, job training for 500 Community Residents, over 1,000 permanent jobs, 4 acres of Public open space, Community facility space.

“I applaud today’s decision by the Supreme Court to drop the litigation,” said Council Member Diana Reyna, Chair of the Committee on Small Business