Essex Crossing will be a transformative project for our neighborhood, turning six acres of under-used land into 1.9 million square feet of residential, commercial, and community space. Nothing between here and the F train will ever be the same again.
Though the overall development plan has been approved by our local community board and by the City Council, specific designs have not yet been finalized. Next Wednesday, community members are invited to a second visioning session for the park that will be nestled right in the middle of the development along Broome Street. The new park is planned as part of phase 1, set to begin construction spring 2015.
The public discussion takes place on May 28, starting at 7:15 pm at Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt Street.