Essex Crossing is one of 10 projects chosen in the Urban Land Institute’s ULI Americas Awards for Excellence. This awards program recognizes new projects in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors that exemplify ULI’s goals of responsible land use and sustainable community development. The 10 North American winners will now compete against projects from Asia and Europe for the ULI Global Awards.
In 1967, Seward Park Area residents were relocated from their homes to make way for a supposed massive planned urban renewal project. The project never came to fruition. Instead, the site remained vacant for decades. 50 years later, the decades-old promise to revitalize this important corner of Manhattan’s Lower East Side was realized with the opening of the Goldin at Essex Crossing. The building is named after local resident and activist, Frances Goldin, who fought to bring new affordable housing to the neighborhood.
Designed by Dattner Architects, the Goldin at 175 Delancey was the first building to be completed in the larger 1.9 million square foot Essex Crossing development initiated through a public-private partnership. The 15-story, mixed-use building comprises of senior housing and a four-story podium with neighborhood-driven community services, including an ambulatory care center, local retail spaces, and facilities operated by non-profit social services providers, Grand Street Settlement and Henry Street Settlement.