Traffic Changes as Essex Crossing Site 3 Readies 15-Story Tower
Major progress is underway at Site 3 of Essex Crossing, where a fifteen-story development is in the cards. And with it, a host of traffic changes to an already congested Williamsburg Bridge approach.
Back in late March, the cluster of trailers that previously served as onsite offices for Delancey Street Associates (the developer consortium behind the project) was deposed. The mobile headquarters sat there for two years until excavation on Site 3 commenced.
As previously reported, Site 3 plans call for a fifteen-story mixed-use construction that includes 83 market-rate condo units across 104,594 square-feet (no affordable housing here). The project also includes 153,819 square-feet of commercial space, the majority of which is earmarked for the Market Line, the so-called “modern bazaar” connecting to the Essex Crossing “Gateway” building across Norfolk Street. CetraRuddy is the architect of record.
Meanwhile, construction on this development has temporarily snarled altered traffic around the busy Williamsburg Bridge on-ramp. Suffolk Street between Delancey and Broome will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic until further notice; Broome Street has a single lane closure and Delancey has the sidewalk closure both between Norfolk and Suffolk.
But that’s not stopping the popular skate park at the Delancey Plaza.