Lower East Side

79 Eldridge Street

13-Story, 48-Key Mixed-Use Hotel Project Filed at 79 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side

North Bergen, N.J.-based Nehalkumar Gandhi has filed applications for a 13-story, 48-key hotel at 79 Eldridge Street, on the Lower East Side. The structure will measure 19,279 square feet. The ground floor will host the hotel lobby and a reception area, and hotel rooms will be located through the 12th floor. Individual hotel rooms should average 310 square feet apiece. On the 13th floor, there will be 1,243 square feet of space for a community facility. Amenities include a fitness center and bike storage. Michael Kang’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The filings come after a different developer submitted plans in March for a slightly smaller hotel. That one would have contained 10 stories and 38 hotel rooms. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently vacant.


The Lowline

Lower East Side’s Lowline Underground Park Moves Forward with First City Approval

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) have selected the team behind the Lowline proposal to lease the vacant, 60,000-square-foot Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, located under Delancey Street between Clinton and Norfolk streets on the Lower East Side. This marks the first city approval for the project, bringing it significantly closer to reality. The public park would take up roughly 43,500 square feet of the abandoned terminal.


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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175 Delancey Street

14-Story, 100-Unit Mixed-Use Building Rises to Eighth Floor at Essex Crossing’s 175 Delancey Street, Lower East Side

The 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use building under development at 175 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side, is now eight stories above street level, which is a seven-story increase since April. A photo of the construction progress can be seen via the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the structure will measure 177,950 square feet. The project’s four-story base will host a 55,000-square-foot medical facility run by NYU Langone Medical Center, 6,060 square feet of retail on the ground floor, a 24,000-square-foot educational facility, a 13,000-square-foot senior center fit with a coffee shop, and a 4,000-square-foot garden terrace. There will be 100 affordable senior housing units on the 10 floors above. Amenities include laundry facilities and storage for 57 bikes. Delancey Street Associates, comprised of L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners, is the developer. Dattner Architects is designing. The building is Site 6 of the Essex Crossing mega-development, and completion of this component is expected in 2017.


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