Construction Progresses Rapidly at 86 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side

86 Delancey Street, designed by SWA Architecture

Installation of the dark-colored exterior panels and balconies of 86 Delancey Street is getting close to completion. Meanwhile, interior work is also progressing rapidly at the 12-story mixed-use residential building on the Lower East Side. YIMBY last reported back in July 2017 that SWA Architecture is the designer and David Escava is developing the project, which will have 23,668 square feet of residential space split between 24 units, for an average of just under 1,000 square feet apiece.

86 Delancey Street. Photo by Michael Young

86 Delancey Street. Photo by Michael Young

86 Delancey Street. Photo by Michael Young

86 Delancey Street. Photo by Michael Young

86 Delancey Street. Photo by Michael Young

The superstructure is of modest height for the area and has a number of stacked balconies on the corners and centerline of the western elevation facing Orchard Street. Floor-to-ceiling windows line the southern elevation facing Delancey Street, and residents on this side of the building will get plenty of natural light thanks to the wide thoroughfare. The top is partially set back, forming terraces on the western profile. More balconies are found on the northern profile and two duplex penthouses sit on the upper floors. The structure will also house 5,769 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

86 Delancey Street is a very short walk from the Delancey Street subway station, serviced by the F, J, M, and Z trains. A large number of dining options and retail shops are scattered across the district. Though shorter than the adjacent 101 Ludlow Street, 86 Delancey Street is more contextually scaled with a generous amount of windows and outdoor space for future residents.

86 Delancey Street (left) and 101 Ludlow Street (right). Photo by Michael Young

A completion date has not been heard of, but given the rate of progress, sometime in the first half of 2020 seems likely.

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