ESSEX CROSSING
LOCATION / NEW YORK, NY
PHASE / CONCEPT DESIGN
SIZE / 1,938,000

SHoP’s master plan for Essex Crossing will transform a large stretch of undeveloped City-owned into a dynamic mixed-use neighborhood. The nine-site project will include 2 Million sf of commercial, retail, community and residential programming, including 50% permanently affordable housing units. While the bulk of the project was already set through the ULURP process, SHoP’s design weaves the sites together through the creation of the Market Line, a subterranean esplanade lined with small-scale local retail that links the sites at the heart of the project. A large light scoop carves through the buildings to bring natural light to the Market Line and to layered gardens that float above the stores on Broome Street. The project will also feature cultural and community spaces such as a new state-of-the-art home for the historic Essex Street Market, extensive community facilities through the Grand Street Settlement, and over 160,000 sf of layered gardens, parks and pedestrian spaces.