East Point – ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist
Learn more about 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist, EastPoint (Oklahoma City, OK).
Location: New York, NY, USA
Developers: L+M Development Partners; BFC Partners; Taconic Partners; Prusik Group; Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group
Designers: Beyer Blinder Belle; SHoP Architects; West8; SLCE Architects; Handel Architects; Dattner Architects; Gensler; Dxa Studio; Future Green Studio; Kokobo Greenscapes; Cetra Ruddy
Site Size: 6 Acres
Recently called “one of New York’s most promising mixed-use developments” by The New York Times, Essex Crossing comprises 1.9 million square feet of residential, commercial, and community space in the heart of the Lower East Side. The $2 billion project, set to be more than 90 percent open by the end of the year, will include 1,079 units of housing, 350,000 square feet of Class A office space, and 300,000 square feet of retail space, including The Market Line, which will be the City’s largest marketplace upon completion.
Essex Crossing’s nine sites on six acres had sat mostly vacant since 1967 and represent one of the most significant urban renewal developments in New York City’s history. In an effort to reunite the community and address a citywide need for affordable housing, Delancey Street Associates worked with local residents and stakeholders to reimagine the underused space as a mixed-use community, Essex Crossing.
The goal for the project was to create an equitable and inclusive model of mixed-income housing while facilitating a new approach to commercial development. With a focus on preserving the original character of the neighborhood while also meeting the needs of the local community, Essex Crossing stands as a testament to how thoughtful public-private partnerships can acknowledge past wrongs and work toward a united future. The complex is now home to a public park, provides access to local-cost groceries and fresh food, and has varied retail options – all deemed needed amenities by the community.