If you’ve walked by the corner of Essex and Delancey streets on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, you’ve probably noticed there’s a lot going on. What is it? It’s the Essex Crossing mega-development. Among many other things, it will be the new home of the Essex Street Market. The current market is, however, still up and running and it wants people to know that.
In January, news broke that New York University’s Langone Medical Center signed a lease for 55,000 square feet on three floors of the planned 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use project at 175 Delancey Street – Site 6 of the Essex Crossing mega-development – located on the Lower East Side. Now, construction is ongoing on the ground-floor of the building, The Lo-Down reports. This portion of the development will measure 177,950 square feet and will feature 100 senior housing units. In addition to the medical center, the project’s four-story base will include 6,000 square feet of retail, a 13,000-square-foot senior center with a coffee shop, a 24,000-square-foot education facility, and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor garden. Dattner Architects is behind the design, and Delancy Street Associates (L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners) is developing. Completion is expected in 2017.
Now that construction is getting underway on two buildings within the Essex Crossing mega-development on the Lower East Side, Site 6, located at 175 Delancey Street, will probably be the next to get started. Planned is a 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use building that will measure 177,950 square feet. New York University’s Langone Medical Center announced last summer it would be taking space in the new building, and The Lo-Down now reports a 15-year lease deal has been finalized for 55,000 square feet across three floors. The four-story podium will also contain 6,000 square feet of retail space. In addition, a 13,000 square-foot senior center will take up the fourth floor and will include a coffee shop called Think Grand Cafe. There will be 24,000 square feet of space for an education facility, although a tenant has not been selected. The base will be topped by a 4,000 square-foot outdoor garden and a 100-unit apartment tower. The residential units above will be rented exclusively to seniors.
When completed, Essex Crossing will be a big deal for the Lower East Side. The multi-building project is on the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, and will have several residential structures, as well as commercial amenities galore – from a new Essex Street Market to a Regal Cinema, a bowling alley to a medical center, gardens both beer and regular, office space, and more. Construction is now underway and we have photos to show you, an exclusive courtesy of Tectonic.
New renderings have been published of Essex Crossing‘s 150,000 square-foot bi-level market, dubbed Market Line, per Curbed. The food market will span under Norfolk and Suffolk Streets, on the Lower East Side, connecting to three separate buildings planned on different blocks within the development. The future location of the Essex Street Market will feature an above-grade, two-level promenade, in addition to 9,000 square feet of garden space. A slew of retail options will be made available, in addition to the previously disclosed attractions, including a Regal Cinema and bowling ally. SHoP is designing the Market Line component.