More signs of Essex Crossing are popping up in the Department of Buildings database. Next spring, developers are expected to break ground on the first phase of the large residential and commercial project that will transform the former Seward Park urban renewal site.
During the past week, the development team has put in preliminary paperwork for buildings on two more sites. This means initial plans for three of the first four parcels are beginning to make their way through the city bureaucracy. Here’s what’s reflected in the filings and what we already know from past presentations:Site 1: 242 Broome St. (Ludlow Street) Architect: SHoP Height: 14 stories Total square feet: 136.542 Residential square feet: 70,704 (44 market rate condominiums/11 affordable condos) Commercial square feet: 48,718 (including a bowling alley & gym) Community facility square feet: 18,121 Site 5: 145 Clinton St. (Grand Street) Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Height: 15 stories Total square feet: 222,908 Residential square feet: 179,915 (Rental apartments: 104 market rate, 102 affordable) Commercial square feet: 42,993 (including 35,000 square ft. grocery store) Site 6: 175 Delancey St. (Attorney Street) Architect: Dattner Height: 14 stories Total square feet: 138,707 Residential square feet: 73.271 (100 apartments for seniors) Community facility square feet: 59,213 (Grand Street Settlement) Commercial square feet: 6,222
Still to come — filings for site 2, on the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey streets. That’s the focal point of the whole project – a building that will include a new home for the Essex Street Market as well as a new movie theater complex. Developers are expected to unveil plans for the first four sites in November or December. Construction is scheduled to begin in March of 2015.
For more about Essex Crossing, have a look at our recent in-depth interview with Charlie Bendit, co-CEO of Taconic Investment Partners and Isaac Henderson, the project manager. Taconic is building the project with L+M Development Partners and BFC Development Partners. When completed, the project on nine parcels will include 1,000 apartments and 600,000 square feet of commercial space.