Some preliminary information is now available about one of the buildings being planned for the second phase of the big Essex Crossing development project.
The Real Deal noticed Buildings Department filings for a 25-story residential and commercial tower at 180 Broome St. This is site 4 of the almost two-million square foot project being built in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. It’s one of three buildings along Broome and Delancey streets that will form a 150,000 square foot retail center. The first part of the subterranean Market Line is now under construction. It’s expected to open in 2018. The remainder of the facility will debut a couple years later.
The site 4 building (bordering Clinton Street) will include 263 rental apartments and about 148,000 square feet of commercial space. In addition to the Market Line, there will be office space on the first few floors. One-thousand apartments will be built in total as part of Essex Crossing (50% market rate/50% affordable). Each building is evenly divided, offering about the same amount of market rate and subsidized housing.
The designs for phase 2 (which includes sites 3, 4 and 8) have not been made public. Architects will likely go before Community Board 3 to unveil renderings in the next few months. Currently, construction is underway on sites 1,2, 5 and 6.