Ismael Leyva

286 Ashland Place

32-Story, 384-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rising At 286 Ashland Place, Fort Greene

In the spring of 2014, YIMBY reported that excavation was underway at 286 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, where a 32-story, 384-unit mixed-use building is planned. Over a year later, the building is now two stories above street level and rising, according to Brownstoner. The building will have 77 units set aside as lottery-allocated housing, and will feature 21,000 and 45,000 square feet of retail and culture space, respectively. Two Trees Management is developing, while TEN Arquitectos is designing. Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, and completion is slated for the second half of 2016.


70 Vestry Street

Revealed: 70 Vestry Street, 13-Story Tribeca Condo Project

UPDATE: A tipster sends word that while Ismael Leyva is the architect of record, Robert A.M. Stern is the design architect.

Last September, YIMBY reported on the first permits for a new 13-story building coming to 70 Vestry Street, in Tribeca, right next to the West Side Highway. Since then, the site’s two existing structures have been torn down, and we can now reveal the first rendering for the project, which is being designed by Ismael Leyva Architects.

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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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325 Kent Avenue

Excavation Underway For Two Trees’ 16-Story Building At 325 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

Excavation is underway for Two Trees’ 16-story, 522-unit building at 317-329 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. The building will total 382,750 square feet, and 9,370 square feet will be set aside for retail space. It’s the first phase of the Domino Redevelopment project, and completion of the first building is expected in 2017, reports Brownstoner. SHoP is designing, and 105 units will be set aside as affordable housing.


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