Essex Crossing Update: Summer Construction Schedule
Here’s the latest update from Essex Crossing, the large residential and commercial project just breaking ground in the Former Seward Park urban renewal area.
The project manager, Isaac Henderson, provided a regular progress report for Community Board 3’s land use committee earlier this week. The first phase of construction covers sites 1,2, 5 and 6 (see map). Crews are working on clearing away the rubble from the old Broome Street firehouse on Site 5. Some preliminary foundation work will occur in the next couple of weeks for a building that will include 211 apartments and commercial space. Two tenements on the site, 400-402 Grand St., will likely be demolished starting in July.
While there’s some prep work being finished up on site 1 (Ludlow and Broome streets), that parcel will soon go dormant until August or September, Henderson said. A pile driving operation is underway on site 2, where the former Essex Street market building was demolished during the spring. The financing package for the parcel will likely be finalized in the next few weeks, clearing the way for full-scale construction sometime in July.
Essex Crossing includes 1,000 apartments, a retail concept called the Market Line, a new Essex Street Market, a 14-screen movie theater and a bowling alley/entertainment complex.