No Crossing: Suffolk Street Block Closed to Traffic Until 2021

Posted on: August 24th, 2018 at 5:02 am by

Thanks to side-by-side construction on Essex Crossing residential projects, the intersection of Broome and Suffolk Streets is a total disaster. So much so that the development consortium Delancey Street Associates seeks a “temporary” closure of Suffolk Street until 2021.

The sudden traffic change allows the “street segment to be used as staging areas for construction materials and equipment” in the construction of towers at Sites 3 and 4.

This construction along the parallel lines of Delancey and Broome Streets is part of Phase II of the billion-dollar mega-project, which kicked off earlier this year. 202 Broome Street (Site 3) is a 15-story development with 83 market-rate condos across 104,594 square-feet (no affordable housing here) as well as 153,819 square-feet of commercial space for the Market Line; 180 Broome (Site 4) is a 26-story tower will be stocked with 263 apartments (half affordable) across nearly 200,000 square-feet of residential space, plus an additional 148,067 square-feet designated commercial (more Market Line).

Essex Crossing Phase II, Photo: Moso Studio

By law, anytime there are street closures lasting long than 180 days, a public forum is mandatory. It’s scheduled for September 12, 175 Delancey Street, 6pm.

Per the media advisory:

By law, all street closures lasting longer than 180 days require a public forum to be followed by a Community Reassessment, Impact and Amelioration Statement or Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) incorporating any public comments and responses. As part of the CRIA Statement, a study was prepared in coordination with the NYC Department of Transportation on the temporary closure. At this forum, results of the study will be presented. Members of the public are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to make comments. This forum complies with Local Law 24 of 2005, (Title 34, Chapter 2, Section 2-16 of the Rules of the City of New York).

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