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Essex Crossing's Partly 'Affordable' Building Gets New Renderings

The Beyer Blinder Belle designed building will include 211 apartments

UPDATE: a spokesperson for the development has informed Curbed that the renderings are actually from a January 2015 presentation on the mega project. Curbed regrets the error.

New renderings have been unveiled for one of the residential buildings set to rise as part of the Essex Crossing megaproject, 6sqft reports.

Located on Site 5, the Beyer Blinder Belle-designed building will stand 15-stories tall and have 211 apartments when it is complete. Half of those units have been set aside for low, moderate, and middle-income families.

The project also includes 73,000 square feet of retail spread out over the first two floors. So far, a Planet Fitness gym is set to occupy the second floor. A Trader Joe's was once rumored for the ground floor. All the apartments will be located third floor upward.

Plans also call for a 15,000 square foot park on Site 5. The lot is bounded by Clinton, Broome, Suffolk and Grand Streets, and is located right next to the entrance of the Williamsburg Bridge. With an estimated cost of $110 million, the architect's page puts completion at sometime this year.

Essex Crossing also known as the Seward Park Extension Urban Renewal Area (SPEURA) spans 1.9 million square feet of residential, commercial and community space spread out over nine different sites on the Lower East Side. Led by the Delancey Street Associates, the project in its entirety has an estimated completion sometime in 2024. All the sites under construction have an affordable component to them.