Back in the spring of 2015, BFC Partners broke ground on the commercial-retail complex dubbed Empire Outlets, located at 35 Richmond Terrace in St. George, Staten Island. In the last few weeks, the sprawling structure went vertical with the placement of steel beams. When it’s complete in late 2017, the project will have 100 retailers across 370,148 square feet of commercial space. Towards the center of the complex, atop the retail, a six-story, 190-key hotel will encompass an additional 107,109 square feet. A 1,250-car parking garage will be located below the entire structure, bringing the total square-footage of Empire Outlets to 1,139,313. The developer has already signed a couple dozen tenants, the latest of which is Jewelers on Fifth, according to Commercial Observer. SHoP Architects is the design architect.
Now that construction is getting underway on two buildings within the Essex Crossing mega-development on the Lower East Side, Site 6, located at 175 Delancey Street, will probably be the next to get started. Planned is a 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use building that will measure 177,950 square feet. New York University’s Langone Medical Center announced last summer it would be taking space in the new building, and The Lo-Down now reports a 15-year lease deal has been finalized for 55,000 square feet across three floors. The four-story podium will also contain 6,000 square feet of retail space. In addition, a 13,000 square-foot senior center will take up the fourth floor and will include a coffee shop called Think Grand Cafe. There will be 24,000 square feet of space for an education facility, although a tenant has not been selected. The base will be topped by a 4,000 square-foot outdoor garden and a 100-unit apartment tower. The residential units above will be rented exclusively to seniors.
The city’s Economic Development Corporation held a press conference today to announce plans for the block-long and century-old Bedford Union Armory at 1555 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, which will get 13 stories of rental apartments, a recreation center, community event space and commercial space.
When completed, Essex Crossing will be a big deal for the Lower East Side. The multi-building project is on the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, and will have several residential structures, as well as commercial amenities galore – from a new Essex Street Market to a Regal Cinema, a bowling alley to a medical center, gardens both beer and regular, office space, and more. Construction is now underway and we have photos to show you, an exclusive courtesy of Tectonic.
Back in January, YIMBY revealed renderings of Essex Crossing‘s 14-story mixed-use building planned at 175 Delancey Street, on the Lower East Side, where 100 units of senior housing will rise above a four-story podium. Now, NYU’s Lagone Medical Center has disclosed that a 40,000 square-foot medical facility will span three floors in the base, The Lo-Down reports.