Developers File for Pedestrian Tunnels Connecting 3 Essex Crossing Buildings

Posted on: January 3rd, 2018 at 5:00 am by

During cold snaps like this week, the thought of an underground passage is enticing. So, it’s only fitting that Essex Crossing is currently petitioning the city for a pair of subterranean passageways connecting the new developments.

Developers behind the three buildings benefiting from the Market Line recently applied for revocable consent from the Department of Transportation to allow the below-grade boring. Per the city agency, this permission is required for any individual or organization that wishes to “construct and maintain certain structures on, over, or under the inalienable property (streets and sidewalks) of the City.” Term is typically for ten years and can be, as the name suggests, revoked at any time.

The connection is presumably to funnel folks between the various kiosk components of the Market Line endeavor straddling the three properties. Shoppers will be able to jump around without the worry of traffic or weather.

According to the submitted blueprints, it appears each passageway will measure approximately 51 feet long, and 24 feet wide.

If approved, the tunnels will connect 115 Delancey (Site 2) to 202 Broome Street (Site 3), and 202 Broome to 180 Broome (Site 4).

The Market Line is described as a “modern bazaar” shopping destination that incorporates a food hall, farmer’s market, and other retail. It’ll stretch 700 feet between three developments within the complex. Completion is in three phases: the first, at Site 2, is scheduled to open by mid-2018, while the second (the shops in Sites 3 and 4) will be completed sometime in 2019.

The matter of revocable consent for the walkway is currently listed an agenda item for the Community Board 3 Transportation subcommittee next week.

Essex Crossing Phase II, Photo: Moso Studio

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