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Essex Crossing welcomes its first residents to the Lower East Side megaproject

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The first few residents are moving into the senior housing building at 175 Delancey Street

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The Essex Crossing megaproject welcomed its first set of residents on Monday, a little over two years after the development consortium on the project, Delancey Street Associates, broke ground.

The Lo-Down first learned of this development through a weekly construction update, which revealed that residential move-ins would begin at 175 Delancey Street on Monday. That structure is a 15-story building with 99 apartments for seniors.

The lottery on those one-bedroom apartments launched in April this year with rents starting at $396 per month. The apartments are open to seniors making between 30 to 90 percent of the area median income, and residents within Community Board 3 and the former Seward Park Extension Urban Renewal Area were give preference on the units.

This Dattner Architects-designed building has several retail and community facility components to it as well. Grand Street Settlement will open a coffee shop in January, according to the Lo-Down, followed by its senior center in February or March. NYU will open a 55,000-square-foot medical facility in the building, and there’s an additional 4,000 square feet of retail available.

Delancey Street Associates expects that move-ins will be complete by the end of the year. As the Lo-Down notes, it’s the first residential activity at the site since much of it was razed in the mid-’60s for the Seward Park urban renewal project—which eventually led to the megaproject rising there today.