Essex Crossing Files Plans for Affordable Senior Building at Lowline Lab Site
The second phase of Essex Crossing is nigh.
This past Tuesday, two days after the Lowline Lab ended its life-size diorama at 140 Essex Street, developer Beyer Blinder Belle filed paperwork for the newest development. After all, this seventy-seven-year-old warehouse building is designated as Site 8 of the overall mega-project.
(Beyer Blinder Belle is also the firm behind the development at Site 5.)
The pending paperwork confirms what was previously disclosed to the community. Namely, that the eight-story building was formerly condo-only, but is now exclusively for seniors; there are 93 shoebox studio apartments – each 350 square-feet – that are 100% affordable. But the pending plans do offer a bit more granular detail.
The mixed-use construction carries total floor area of 56,285 square-feet, divvied up between residential (46,540 square-feet) and commercial (9,745 square-feet). Basement level carries a laundry room, bicycle storage, and fitness room for tenants. There are fourteen units on each floor, except the eighth which has nine. The top level also features an outdoor terrace and library.
Even though no demolition plans are field yet, Site 8 activity is expected to commence this June.