Organization Name: Delancey Street Associates, a joint venture of L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, Taconic Investment Partners and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Dattner Architects
Project Title: The Goldin at Essex Crossing
Project Location: Lower East Side (Seward Park Urban Renewal), New York
The Goldin, located at 175 Delancey street, is one of the first buildings to be completed as part of Essex Crossing, a major 1.9 million square foot development in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Opened to residents over age 55, the Goldin provides much-needed affordable senior housing and community service space to the neighborhood. The 15-story building includes senior apartments, ground floor retail, a health clinic, and a senior center and office space for several social service organizations. The 100 one-bedroom units in Francis Goldin Apartments – named after a longtime LES housing activist – are compact but bright with modern and elegant finishes. The residential tower is located on top of a five-story commercial base with rooftop gardens, one of which is reserved for the residents, the other shared with the senior center. The design and planning of 175 Delancey is intended to change the perception of affordable senior housing. A variety of senior-oriented support programs, including cultural, social, and medical, are present in the building – allowing residents to live independently, even if their mobility diminishes.
• Senior-oriented support programs serves both the building residents and the greater neighborhood, offering services and amenities not possible in a more conventional senior housing project
• The NYU Langone Health medical center provides a range of services. While this new outpatient clinic serves the wider neighborhood, its proximity to the senior facility gives residents a sense of security.
• Two rooftop gardens reproduce the seating, shade and open space of a city pocket park, offering social spaces and a touch of nature within the building itself.
• This extensively programmed, beautiful, versatile building demonstrates what’s possible, on a modest budget, to provide high quality housing, health care, job training, social services, and other community programming in one location.
Essex Crossing is being developed by Delaney Street Associates, which comprises BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners. Located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side within Essex Crossing, the multi-block Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, The Goldin at Essex Crossing is one of the first buildings to be completed in this 1.9 million square foot project. A leading designer of sustainable, affordable housing, helping to shape and rejuvenate urban neighborhoods, Dattner Architects led the project’s design team.
Delancey Street Associates, a joint venture of L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, Taconic Investment Partners and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Dattner Architects