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Essex Crossing is Recipient of ULI-NY’s Excellence in Mixed-Use Development Award

Unknown Studio is delighted to share that Mixed-Use Development Essex Crossing was recipient of the New York Urban Land Institute’s Excellence in Mixed Use Development Award on Thursday Evening.  While at West 8, Unknown Studio’s Claire Agre worked under Rotterdam-based Design Director Adriaan Geuze to set a concept for the park—a meandering woodland oasis in the heart of the Lower East Side. As Senior Landscape Architect and Principal of the West 8 New York Office, Claire led design development, construction and public outreach process for the park over a five year period (2014-2019).

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s historic Lower East Side, Phase 1 of Essex Crossing comprises four sites of the overall 1.9-million-square-foot mixed-use project, located on three different streets – Broome, Clinton, and Delancey. Led by Joint Venture Delancey Street Associates, the nine-site Essex Crossing development is rising on six acres of formerly vacant land, representing one of the City’s most significant urban renewal projects.

At the heart of the development is the Park at Essex Crossing, a 15,000 square foot pocket park made up of native woodland plantings, intimate toddler play area, meandering gathering spaces, contemporary lighting and custom furnishings. Frequent collaborators Beyer Blinder Belle served as Architect for “The Rollins,” which fronts the Park at 145 Clinton Street.

Congratulations to the entire Essex Crossing Team!

More information about the Park at Essex Crossing and the 2019 Urban Land Institute New York Chapter can be found here:

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