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Essex Crossing's first affordable housing lottery nets over 93,000 applicants

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There are a total of 104 affordable apartments up for grabs here

Courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle

Just a couple of months after the first affordable housing lottery launched at the Essex Crossing megaproject on the Lower East Side, city officials have now revealed that over 93,000 people applied for those apartments, DNAinfo reports.

A total of 104 apartments are up for grabs at 145 Clinton Street, and come in a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Prices on these affordable apartments range from $519 for a studio and go up to $3,424 for a three-bedroom unit.

In addition, this Beyer Blinder Belle-designed building also has 107 market-rate apartments that will launch at a later date. Pricing on those has yet to be unveiled. 145 Clinton Street will also be home to the Lower East Side’s first Trader Joe’s, and Target.

Previously a Planet Fitness was set to occupy part of the building’s retail space, but plans for that have since been scrapped. Finally, the 15-story building will also feature 15,000 square feet of outdoor space.

The affordable units at 145 Clinton Street are just a fraction of the affordable units that will become available at Essex Crossing. In all there will be 561 affordable apartments spread out over multiple sites.