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Private Means to Public Ends
Panel Discussion

How can the public, private, and design sectors work together to ensure that Essex Crossing’s outcomes serve the diverse needs of the Lower East Side? Join Essex Crossing’s designers, developers, and community partners for this engaging discussion about its planning process, which led it to be chosen as this year’s New York Urban Land Institute’s Excellence in Mixed Use Development Award Winner.

Dominic Berg, Essex Crossing Community Task Force and Chairperson, Community Board 3
Don Capoccia, Principal, BFC Partners
Robert Cordero, Executive Director, Grand St. Settlement
Dana Getman, Associate Principal, SHoP Architects
Isaac Henderson, Managing Director, L&M Development Partners
Moderated by James Russell, architecture critic

50 years in the making, the area bounded by Clinton, Delancey, Essex, and Grand Streets—formally known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA)—has sprouted into the much anticipated Essex Crossing mixed-use development.

This December, Van Alen Institute brings together the planners, designers, and community organizations that have been reshaping the Lower East Side, and ask what lessons we should take with us as New York crosses into a new decade.

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