YIMBY went to check in on the progress of the nine-building Essex Crossing complex on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where two structures are getting closer to completion. The exterior of Handel Architects‘ 180 Broome Street is almost finished, while façade work is rapidly progressing on the CetraRuddy-designed 202 Broome Street. Both mixed-use developments join the six-acre master plan that is expected to cost $1 billion and will bring more than 1,000 new homes, 100,000 square feet of green space, over 350,000 square feet of offices, and 300,000 square feet of retail to the booming neighborhood. Triton Construction is the general contractor for the project.
180 Broome Street stands 26 stories and will yield 121 affordable rentals and 142 market-rate units, 10,000 square feet of retail space with 700 feet of sidewalk frontage, a 9,000-square-foot landscaped atrium, and 175,000 square feet of office space on levels two through five.
Across the street to the west is 202 Broome Street, which rises 14 stories high and will feature 175,000 square feet of Class A offices with up to 13-foot-high ceilings, 34,500 square feet of retail space, 83 residential units, and a 9,000-square-foot indoor park and recreation area called Broome Street Gardens. More of the exterior panels have been installed since YIMBY’s last update.
Developed by Delancey Street Associates, BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, The Prusik Group, and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Essex Crossing is rising from a swath of empty and undeveloped parcels at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge. The closest subways are the J, F, M, and Z trains found at the Delancey Street/Essex Street subway station. The pedestrian and bicycle paths that lead into the Williamsburg Bridge are directly in front along Delancey Street and provide easy and scenic access to Brooklyn.
180 and 202 Broome Street are expected to be finished by the end of 2020. Essex Crossing as a whole is slated for completion by 2024.