The Essex receives Award of Merit from SARA National Design Awards

Date Published December 10, 2020
Category Project News

The Essex was recognized with an Award of Merit during the virtual awards ceremony held last week.

The Essex is part of Essex Crossing, a new 1.65-million-square-foot development that includes market and affordable housing, senior affordable housing, a 15,000 sq. ft. urban park, a new and expanded Essex Street Market, community facilities, a rooftop urban farm, 280,000 sq. ft. of office space and a diverse mix of retail components.

The building includes a 20-story residential tower rising above a 5-story commercial podium that occupies a full New York City block. The tower includes 195 residential apartments with 50% of the units designated as permanently affordable. The base of the building, at 80 feet in height, transitions the scale of the tower and connects it to the 60- to 80-foot residential buildings of the Lower East Side.

The full list of winners can be found HERE.

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