Essex Crossing Construction Closes Off Entire Block of Sidewalk on Clinton Street

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 at 9:22 am by
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The consortium of developers behind Essex Crossing – Delancey Street Associates – should pay attention to the pedestrian needs along the Clinton Street permiter of Site 5. The recent construction of plywood fencing now completely encloses the sidewalk space on the west side of the street. This poses myriad dangers, and for obvious reasons.

Folks accustomed to walking on this side are now relegated to using the two-way bike lane, which is heavily trafficked. Not to mention the wild west queue of cars bottlenecking the street on the way to the Williamsburg Bridge.

For a little while there, a protected walkway did exist. However, that apparently disappeared right around the time 400-402 Grand Street received its own box of wood.

Perhaps this setup will change in the near future, but for now, be careful out there.

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects – a partner in Delancey Street Associates – is on board to construct the fifteen-story mixed-use tower currently slated for SPURA lot 5. Approximately 223,000 square-feet of real estate is planned, split between residential (179,915) and commercial use (42,993). That equates to a total of 211 units (104 affordable to individuals earning 40-155% of Area Median Income), bike parking, third-floor terrace, and privately-run “public” park (technically the consortium owns, but open to all). A school, gym, and potential supermarket are also in the works.

The address for Site 5 is 145 Clinton Street.

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Essex Crossing, Site 5

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