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Permits Secured, Demolition Anticipated on First Essex Crossing Site Next Week

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80 Essex St./115 Delancey St.
80 Essex St./115 Delancey St.

Here’s an update from the developers of Essex Crossing, the large mixed-use project scheduled to break ground on the former Seward Park urban renewal site later this year.

After some delays, we’re told, the demolition permits for site 2 are now in hand. You’ll start to see fencing go up around the former Essex Street Market building on the south side of Delancey Street as early as today. They hope the demolition work will begin next week.

The site, known as 80 Essex St. and 115 Delancey St., will eventually be home to a new Essex Street Market facility, a 14-screen movie theater and 195 apartments. The 24-story tower is one of four buildings to be constructed in phase one of construction, slated for groundbreaking this summer. The current Essex Market will remain open for business until the new facility is ready in the year 2018. Demolition on site 5 (where two tenements and the old Broome Street firehouse are located) will begin at a later date.

As previously reported, demolition of the 1940 market building will not disrupt access to the subway entry located on the west side of the building. Access to the stairwell will be maintained throughout demolition.

In other Essex Crossing news, there’s an upcoming outreach event for women and minority owned businesses interested in being part of the project. Here’s the blurb from Essex Crossing’s website:

Join Delancey Street Associates and our Project Team for a morning of interactive group sessions and networking. Detailed information will be presented, outlining Phase 1 of the Essex Crossing project. MWBE firms will have an opportunity to meet and discuss contracting opportunities and strategies on submitting competitive bids with the project teams and government agencies who will also be in attendance.

The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the community room at Seward Park Extension, 56 Essex St. You can RSVP via this link.

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