In 1967, tenants in the Seward Park Area were relocated from their homes to make way for a planned massive urban renewal project. However, the project was not implemented, and the site remained vacant and barren. 50 years later, the decades-old promise to revitalize this important corner of Manhattan’s Lower East Side (LES) was realized with the opening of the Goldin at Essex Crossing. Sited at 175 Delancey Street, the Goldin is the first building to be completed in the larger 1.9 million square foot Essex Crossing development initiated through a public-private partnership. The Goldin provides much-needed affordable senior housing, healthcare, and community services. The 15-story mixed-use building features 100 all-affordable senior housing units, atop a four-story podium with ground floor retail, a large ambulatory care center, a café that supports job training, and community facilities. Designed to convey a warm, vibrant, and welcoming residential setting, the Goldin transforms the perception of affordable senior housing with a distinctive contemporary design. The well-proportioned one-bedroom apartments are bright with high quality, modern, elegant finishes. The design enables residents to live independently, while being a part of a community. The Goldin provides a variety of senior-oriented cultural, social and medical programs to support independent living and enhance the quality of life for the residents and serve the wider neighborhood. The architectural team also designed the mixed-use programming at the base of the building, including fit-outs for an academic medical center, several non-profit social services providers, and social impact retail establishments.
Location New York, NY
Architect Dattner Architects
Project Team Accessibility Services; Acoustical Distinctions; AKRF; Bright Power; CANY; De Nardis Engineering; Delancey Street Builders; Design 2147; GeoDesign ; Kokobo Greenscapes; Robert Schwartz & Associates; Rodkin Cardinale Consulting Engineers; URS Corporation
2019 Housing Design Awards