Here’s What the Second Phase of Essex Crossing Looks Like [PHOTOS]

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Photo: Moso Studio

Two years into the Essex Crossing mega-project, there are now four new buildings piercing the Lower East Side skyline. And as this initial push inches toward completion, we now have a definitive look at phase two.

Developer consortium Delancey Street Associates released renderings yesterday (via Curbed) for the two developments set to rise at Sites 3 and 4, designed by CetraRuddy and Handel Architects respectively. Check it out.

Behind the scenes, though, the proper permitting is already proceeding.

As previously reported, the Department of Housing and Preservation Development filed plans back in July for the 15-story construction and obligatory foundation work at 202 Broome Street (Site 3), currently a functional parking lot. The new mixed-use development includes 83 market-rate condo units across 104,594 square-feet (no affordable housing here), according to permit applications on file with the Department of Buildings. The project also includes 153,819 square-feet of commercial space, the majority of which is earmarked for Market Line, the assemblage of shops connecting to the Essex Crossing “Gateway” building across Norfolk Street. The second through fifth floors will feature office space and a terrace garden (Broome Street); plus, there will also be 102 spaces for bike parking (80 for residential use, and the balance for commercial).

Photo: Moso Studio

The construction site at 180 Broome Street (Site 4), meanwhile, is set to receive a 25-story tower stocked with 263 apartments (half affordable) across 198,927 square-feet of residential space, plus an additional 148,067 square-feet designated commercial. The complex will also house part of the Market Line.

The final component of Phase 2 is Site 8, the former Essex Street Market warehouse that previously held the Lowline Lab. Plans for the eight story senior building (100% affordable) were approved by the city in June, but there hasn’t been much activity other than Hanksy’s “Market Surplus” gig three months ago.

Area over-crowding in 5, 4, 3….

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