Essex Crossing, with nine sites centered along the intersection of Delancey Street and Essex Street, will transform that area of the Lower East Side. Well, construction on at least one of the buildings is now above ground and humming along, as seen in photos posted by the Low-Down. The photos show site 6, located at 175 Delancey Street, on the southeast corner with Clinton Street. It will be home to a Dattner Architects-designed building, with 100 units of subsidized senior housing, plus a medical center run by NYU and a tiered roof garden and coffee shop run by the Grand Street Settlement.
The entire project is the product of Delancey Street Associates, which is a combined effort by L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners, who are working with several architecture firms. It includes a 150,000-square-foot, bi-level market called Market Line, stretching across three buildings from Essex Street to Clinton Street along Broome Street. There will be plenty more residential units, a supermarket, beer garden, Regal cinema, a new Essex Street Market, and even a bowling alley when all is said and done. The Lo-Down reports the building at site 6 will be completed in 2017.
• Photos: Essex Crossing Site 6 Progress [Lo-Down]
• NYU Medical Center Coming to Essex Crossing [Curbed]