Second of Four New Essex Crossing Towers Tops Out at 15 Stories

Posted on: September 26th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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For the first time in almost fifty years, the vacant lots along Delancey Street are buzzing with new life. Yep. It’s milestones galore for the Essex Crossing mega-project this month, construction of which is progressing rather steadily. Now, another.

A month after the senior housing tower was capped at Site 6, its neighbor across the street just followed suit. Indeed, the second of four mixed-use buildings planned for this first phase of development has just reached the top. Site 5 is now sitting at fifteen stories, with the token American flag fluttering from the rooftop.

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As previously reported, the building at Site 5, designed by the firm Beyer Blinder Belle, boasts 211 rental units (half affordable), a school facility, and public park on the Broome Street perimeter. The national gym chain, Planet Fitness, also inked a deal to secure 22,000 square-feet. It’ll reside on the second floor of the fifteen-story tower upon its completion in 2018 (or thereabouts).

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The Essex Crossing portfolio was made possible due to the federally-backed “slum clearance” of 1967, which removed all trace of housing from the five Seward Park Urban Renewal Area plots south of Delancey Street.

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