Garage Cleared for Two Affordable Towers by Grand Street Guild

Posted on: March 4th, 2022 at 5:14 am by

Photo: Roger Bultot

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.

Photo: Handel Architects

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.

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