Behold the New Essex Crossing Senior Building

Posted on: September 25th, 2019 at 5:02 am by

Another building in the Essex Crossing roster is across the finish line. The new senior center at 140 Essex Street (Site 8) is mostly free from its construction obstruction.

Have a look.

There are a total of 92 affordable studio units in the eight-story residence. A lottery lauched over the summer, eligible to senior households (age 62+) earning between zero and sixty percent of Area Median Income. Residents living in Community Board 3 received preference for fifty percent of the housing stock, with an additional priority granted to former SPURA site tenants displaced in the 1960s.

Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, the eight-story mixed-use tower at 140 Essex is over two years under construction, and sits atop the ashes of a former Essex Street Market building. Residents will have access to a second-floor residential terrace, laundry room, and eighth-floor library. It’s expected to debut later this year.

There is also 9,645 square-feet of ground-level retail space for the taking. The Magician bar is already planning to occupy some of that footprint as part of its latest expansion plan.

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