Essex Crossing Preps New 9-Story Development with Brownfield Cleanup

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 at 5:01 am by

The next phase of Essex Crossing is upon us.

Delancey Street Associates, the developer consortium behind the billion-dollar Lower East Side project, recently submitted an application to the state for Brownfield Cleanup at Site 9 (aka 120 Essex). This will spell the end of the decades-old Essex Street Market building just north of Delancey, which has been in a proper state of devolution since vendors relocated across the street three years ago.

On this spot will rise a nine-story mixed-use building with approximately 76 residential units (31 of which are affordable), along with 14,538 square-feet of commercial space. (The current zoning designation is C4-4A and C6-2A.) The proposal also calls for ADA-compliant elevator and escalator connected to the Delancey Street subway platform below.

According to the public filing for the Brownfield Cleanup program, the initial plan was to demolish the buildings this past January and complete any remediation by end of year. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation will consider the application later this spring; residents may comment on the plans until May 27.

As of now, there are no demolition permits associated with this address.

Development of Site 9 is running four years behind schedule. Initial target had been a start date of 2018 and completion by fourth quarter 2021.

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