New Essex Crossing Permits Filed for 14-Screen Movie Theater and Essex Market Site

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 at 1:01 pm by

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Where the movie theater will be

A flurry of activity over in SPURA these days. Plans for another skyscraper are now with the city (i.e. Department of Buildings).

Handel Architects filed preliminary permits yesterday to construct a 26-story tower at 115 Delancey Street as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development. This parcel, of course, was the southern extension of the Essex Market complex which had housed Olympic Diner for three decades (and “old as hills” Jade Fountain).

This 285-foot mixed-use monster offers 165,777 square-feet of residential space spread across 195 units. The remaining 134,770 square feet is earmarked for commercial space. According to the plans on file with the DOB, that includes the Essex Market replacement facility on the first and mezzanine levels, and a movie theater with fourteen screens that occupies the first four floors. Apartments will round out the remaining height.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development is the landowner. Delancey Associates — a consortium of L+M Development, BFC and Taconic Investment Partners — is the developer on the project.

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