Community Healthcare Network Relocates Ahead of Essex Crossing Development

Posted on: July 21st, 2022 at 5:01 am by

Photo: Clayton Patterson

Community Healthcare Network, the downtown-based nonprofit serving the under-served, recently moved its flagship location.

For decades, the Lower East Side clinic quartered on Essex Street, in the footprint of the old Essex Market buildings north of Delancey. But with the years-long encroachment of Essex Crossing on its proverbial doorstep, time finally came.

Community Healthcare Network recently moved around the corner to 255 East Houston, taking space in the new-ish building developed six years ago by SMA Equities.

As for the former spot, it’s about to be swallowed by Essex Crossing. Phase 3 of the billion-dollar project is underway, and will result in a new development at 150 Essex (aka SPURA Site 10). No plans or permits are currently filed with the city.

Back on Essex, Photo: Clayton Patterson

Community Healthcare Network started in 1981 with the goal of making community-based health centers stronger. The clinics grew to include primary care, mental health and social services. Today, the nonprofit counts fourteen clinics that annually provide over 85,000 New Yorkers access to medical services such as family planning, women’s health, pre- and post-natal care, adult and adolescent preventive and primary healthcare, pediatrics, and mental health.

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