Plywood Fence Arrives at Essex Market Buildings for Demolition Ahead of Essex Crossing
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The first plywood fence of the Essex Crossing mega-project just arrived, with the rear parking lot of 115 Delancey Street now cordoned off. Demolition of the one-story warehouse building is slated to commence early next week – likely Monday – and kick off more than a decade of dust and (additional) noise in the neighborhood. The takedown should only last a couple weeks.
This particular parcel is SPURA Site 2, which will eventually birth a 24-story mixed-use tower. Dubbed “The Gateway,” this marquee building is earmarked to include the Essex Market replacement, a 14-screen Regal movie theater (1,250 seats), a 12,000 square-foot urban farm on the roof of the five-story podium, and 195 residential units (split 50-50 market rate, affordable). Construction begins in the spring.
Figured this might be a good time to reiterate our perennial sadness over the loss of Olympic Restaurant.