BFC Partners


115 Delancey Street

Foundation Work Complete for Essex Crossing’s 25-Story, 195-Unit Mixed-Use Tower, 115 Delancey Street, Lower East Side

Foundation work appears to be complete for the 25-story, 195-unit mixed-use building being developed as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development, at 115 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side. A tower crane was also installed at the site, the Lo-Down reported, which means vertical growth is imminent. The latest building permits indicate the structure will encompass 498,688 square feet and stand 285 feet above street level. The building will have 139,493 square feet of commercial-retail space – in addition to bel0w-grade space that isn’t counted in documents — spread across the cellar through fourth floors. The cellar level, the ground floor, and mezzanine levels will contain retailers, including the new home of the Essex Street Market. This portion will form a third of the Market-Line, a bi-level, 150,000-square-foot retail complex that will connect below-grade to two other buildings in the Essex Crossing development.

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242 Broome Street

Foundation Work Underway for Essex Crossing’s 14-Story, 55-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 242 Broome Street, Lower East Side

Foundation work is now underway for the 14-story, 55-unit mixed-use building under development at 242 Broome Street (a.k.a. Site 1), located on the corner of Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user rbrome. The latest building permits indicate the new building will encompass 180,646 square feet. There will be 40,326 square feet of commercial-retail space across portions of the cellar through third floors. A bowling ally operated by Splitsville Luxury Lanes is expected to lease a significant amount of space. In addition, there will be 17,735 square feet of community facility space on the second through fourth floors. The space was once reserved for the Andy Warhol Museum, but plans for it have fallen through.


145 Clinton Street

Essex Crossing’s 15-Story, 211-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises at 145 Clinton Street, Lower East Side

The 15-story, 211-unit mixed-use building under development at 145 Clinton Street, located on the corner of Grand Street on the Lower East Side, is now three stories above street level, as seen in photos shot by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the project – which is one piece of the mixed-use mega-development known as Essex Crossing – will encompass 283,178 square feet. There will be 73,000 square feet of commercial-retail space across the cellar through second floors. Planet Fitness has already pre-leased 22,000 square feet on the second floor, and a food market is expected to take 30,000 square feet on the ground floor.

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475 Bay Street

Developer Acquires Site of Proposed Eight-Story, 214-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 475 Bay Street, Stapleton

BFC Partners is in contract to purchase the 53,922-square-foot vacant lot at 475 Bay Street, in Stapleton, for $4 million, Commercial Observer reported. That’s on Staten Island’s North Shore. As YIMBY reported in 2014, the developer is planning to build an eight-story, 214-unit mixed-use building at the site. Buildings applications call for a project of 183,000 square feet, where 12,500 square feet would be for ground-floor retail space. The apartments, averaging 750 square feet apiece, would be rentals ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. Many of the them would also rent at below-market rates. An exact figure wasn’t given for how many, but BFC would be required to designate 25 percent of the units to affordable housing. The site is located on the southern end of a potentially rezoned 14-block corridor of Bay Street. In fact, the project relies on the rezoning to move forward. Pending the rezoning, BFC hopes to break ground in 2017. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects is the architect of record. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is three blocks to the south.


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