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Downtown Brooklyn

Macy's Redevelopment

Vision: Plans for Downtown Brooklyn Macy’s Redevelopment by Leeser Architecture and Ismael Leyva

YIMBY previously posted renderings of a tentative redesign and redevelopment set for the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn, and now we have another submission from the project’s competition, though evidently this creation was not selected. The design comes from Leeser Architecture and would have featured two residential towers in addition to new and revamped retail space.

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138 Willoughby Street

Extell Acquires CityPoint Site At 138 Willoughby Street, Could Be Brooklyn’s Tallest

Last week, Extell Development acquired the last development site of the CityPoint project at 138 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, in a $115.5 million deal. Extell is technically leasing the 21,500 square-foot site, and the developer is planning to construct a 665,000 square-foot mixed-use tower. A four-story, 65,000 square-foot retail base is part of the deal, and Washington Square Partners and Acadia Realty Trust will own that portion.


100 Willoughby Street

57-Story Tower At 100 Willoughby Street Wraps Up Exterior Construction, Downtown Brooklyn

In March, YIMBY checked in on the construction of AvalonBay’s 57-story, 861-unit mixed-use building going up at 100 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, and now Brownstoner notes cladding is wrapping up around the upper levels of the nearly topped-out structure. Dubbed AVA DoBro, the tower will have 15,000 square feet of retail space in its base, and the first six residential floors should be ready for move-ins by September; the entire building will open in early 2016, and SLCE is designing.


333 Schermerhorn Street

53-Story Mixed-Use Tower At 333 Schermerhorn Street Now Rising, Downtown Brooklyn

In January, the foundation was being poured at 333 Schermerhorn Street, the site of Steiner Studios’ 53-story, 581-unit mixed-use tower in Downtown Brooklyn; Brownstoner has the latest update, and it appears the tower portion is now rising and is already a few floors above the base podium. Dattner Architects and Goldstein Hill & West Architects are designing, and completion is expected in 2017.




319 Schermerhorn Street

New Details for 319 Schermerhorn Street, 21-Story Downtown Brooklyn Condo Project

Yesterday, YIMBY posted an on-site rendering sent in by a tipster for Adam America’s new 21-story condominium project coming to 319 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Reps from Adam America sent along a higher-res version, which shows the building up-close, and also confirmed that Issac & Stern is the architect. The masonry cladding will be interspersed with large PTAC-free windows, and inside, the building will have 74 units.

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319 Schermerhorn Street

New Look: 319 Schermerhorn Street, Adam America’s 21-Story Downtown Brooklyn Condo Project

The last year has been somewhat tumultuous for 319 Schermerhorn Street, which was originally set to be developed a mysterious “SC Nevins LLC.” In April, it was announced that Adam America and the Naveh Shuster Group purchased the site, likely for over $30 million, and with the new ownership comes a new design, which YIMBY can now reveal thanks to a watchful tipster.

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