Garage Cleared for Two Affordable Towers by Grand Street Guild
More heft is on the way to the Delancey Street corridor, where Essex Crossing dominates the skyline.
Over the last two months, demolition crews razed the two-story parking garage and Little Star early childhood center in the shadow of the Grand Street Guild. The spot is now a vacant sandlot awaiting a major residential payload — fifteen- and sixteen-story buildings composed of 480 permanently affordable apartments, developed by the Guild (which is controlled by St. Mary’s Church).
The first tower, referred to as “Building 3-5,” ascends 15 stories at 165 Broome Street, and features approximately 235,235 square-feet of residential area and 65,668 square-feet of parking space. Or the equivalent of 235 apartments (studios to three-bedrooms) and parking for 126 vehicles.
The second is “Building 3-6,” a 16-story structure at 151 Broome Street, mid-block between Clinton Street and Pitt Street. The proposed makeup is approximately 174,000 square-feet of residential space for senior living (245 studio and one-bedroom units), plus 14,280 square-feet of community facility space.
Permits for the new project – designed by Handel Architects – remain in a “disapproved” status. Once cleared, though, development will commence in two phases, with Building 3-5 rising first. Expected completion date is sometime in 2025.