Plans Filed For 24-Story Essex Crossing Tower; 14 Screen Theater Planned (Updated)

Essex Crossing conceptual rendering. SHoP Architects.

Essex Crossing conceptual rendering. SHoP Architects.

This morning, preliminary plans were filed with the city for the building that will become the centerpiece of the Essex Crossing project.  Next March, developers are scheduled to begin the first phase of the nearly 2-million square foot development in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.

The building, 115 Delancey St./80 Essex St., is on the site of the southernmost Essex Street Market building. The filing indicates the building will be 26 stories and encompass 300, 547 square feet. However, the developers told The Lo-Down recently, and again today, that the tower will actually be 24, not 26 stories, and that the total square footage will be 380,000 square feet.

The designer listed on the filing is Frank Fusaro on Handel Architects.

The development team has already filed preliminary paperwork for three other sites: 242 Broome St. (site 1), 145 Clinton St. (site 5) and 175 Delancey St. (site 6). We’re told designs for the first phase will likely be publicly unveiled in November or December. The rendering posted above is just a conceptual drawing.  The Essex Crossing team will not formerly take possession of the sites from the city until just before construction begins next spring.

Note: this story has been edited to clarify that the filing is incorrect; the tower will be 24 rather than 26 stories.

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