Essex Crossing Senior Housing Rises Halfway to the Top

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 at 5:00 am by

The first Essex Crossing development north of Delancey Street is headlong into its ascent. It’s more than halfway to the top.

Demolition of the brick Essex Street Market warehouse and the subsequent debris removal from 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed almost a year ago already. It stood on this spot – at the corner of Rivington Street, for over seven decades.

In the interim, construction has been progressing on the shiny new replacement tower. The building now sits at a height of roughly five stories, buyoied partially by the sidewalk shed.

As previously reported, the lot will eventually yield an eight-story (128 feet) development with 92 studio apartments reserved for area seniors only, and are 100% affordable. Residents will have access to a second-floor residential terrace, laundry room, and eighth-floor library. There is also 9,645 square-feet of ground-level retail.

Beyer Blinder Belle is architect of record.

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