Douglaston Development, Essen Health Care and New York City elected officials today celebrated the ribbon cutting of a brand new urgent, primary and specialty medical care facility at Crossroads Plaza, a 587,000 s/f, mixed-income development located at 828 East 149th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
With limited urgent-care, medical and dental facilities in the area, Essen’s new 18,272 s/f, ground-floor space, which is slated to be fully operational this Fall heralds the addition of a much-needed resource to Crossroads Plaza residents and the larger Bronx community and completes Douglaston’s three-phase development complex.
“Essen Health Care’s new facility completes the last phase of the Crossroads Plaza development and we’re thrilled to see this final piece of the project come to fruition,” said Jed Resnick, Chief Executive Officer at Douglaston Development. “Crossroads Plaza not only provides the Bronx community with a broad range of affordable housing options, but simultaneously serves the community with early childhood education, social services, and now healthcare as well. We are proud to have commercial tenants whose missions so closely align with our own values.”
“We are delighted to introduce Essen to this neighborhood in the Bronx,” said Russell Lang, a senior vice president at Douglaston Development. “As a result of this soon to be opened location, the community will greatly benefit from the myriad of health care services Essen will provide as well as the creation of employment opportunities for area residents with approximately 40 new job positions created at this facility.”
“We are excited to open a new facility in the Bronx at Crossroads Plaza. It is one of our largest locations to date and the largest private practice medical center in the Bronx,” said Awais Munawar, Director of Facilities at Essen Health Care. “We plan to continue our mission of providing top-notch and accessible health care options to our patients at our 32nd location in the Bronx.”
In addition to Essen Health Care, Crossroads Plaza, the development is comprised of 425 low- to moderate-income affordable units, a 20,000 s/f pedestrian plaza, a universal pre-kindergarten, the Bronx headquarters for the not-for-profit service and advocacy organization The New York Foundling, and an underground parking complex.
Douglaston Development completed the development – built on the site of an abandoned gas station – in 2019.