New 12-Story Development to Rise Across from Essex Crossing on Ludlow Street

Posted on: April 1st, 2020 at 5:08 am by

Nevermind the pandemic at the doorstep, more development must happen on the Lower East Side.

New construction permits were filed this week for a twelve-story mid-block development directly across from the International School of Photography. The property in question is 89-91 Ludlow Street, two parcels which last year changed hands for $12.3 million.

The filing indicates that the proposed mixed-use building will rise 135 feet, and carry 40,583 square-feet of floor area. Of that, 28,653 square-feet is designated residential with 41 apartments; and 3,333 square-feet is earmarked for commercial space. Onsite amenities include bicycle storage, a “social and welfare facility,” and 1,100 square-foot outdoor recreation space on the second floor.

Raymond Chan Architect is the architect of record.

Of course, this new development spells the end of the Chinese meat and produce wholesaler that’s operated here for more than a decade. (And the terrible stench it brought.)

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