Leasing has officially launched for The Essex, a new residential rental tower on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The 26-story building at 125 Delancey Street will be the tallest component of the 1.9 million square foot Essex Crossing development, comprised of residential buildings, commercial components, a 14-screen Regal Cinemas, redevelopment of the historic Essex Market, and a new bazaar-style marketplace.
Right next to the pedestrian walkway entrance for the Williamsburg Bridge, Essex Crossing is already reinventing Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The nine-building development will cost over one billion dollars and create nearly two million square feet across a six-acre area, and the aerial scope of construction is now expanding well beyond the initial first new two structures.
Of all the developments currently under construction in New York City, none have been in the making for longer than Essex Crossing, which is rising on the site of several long-vacant lots on the Lower East Side. With the master-plan’s first new buildings just about fully complete, YIMBY sat down with Charles Bendit of Taconic, and asked the co-CEO ten questions about the New York City real estate market.
Delancey Street Associates has closed a deal for funding the construction of 180 Broome Street, on the Lower East Side. The capital comes from Wells Fargo and M&T Bank, along with equity from DSA and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group. The loan secures $200 Million out of the projected total construction cost of $300 million. Essex Crossing is being developed by Delancey Street Associates, which is comprised of BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and Goldman Sachs.
Delancey Street Associates has launched leasing for 350,000 square feet of office space in Essex Crossing. This will be the first significant block of Class-A office space to come to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and the developers hope the quasi-historic surrounds and combination of new and existing retail will be enough to lure tenants.