Scope out the 12-Story Luxury Rentals that will Replace Moscot’s Former HQ

Posted on: July 7th, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Photo: SWA Architecture

With the site of Moscot’s former location currently a sandlot – 86 Delancey (aka 118 Orchard) – the time is apparently ripe to show off the imminent multimillion-dollar makeover. Indeed, fresh visuals surfaced yesterday via SWA Architecture revealing the true nature of the twelve-story luxury rental building. This is a stark departure from the spartan preliminary drawings we first disclosed last year.

As previously reported, owner-developer Helm Equities (aka David Escava) is to construct a 120-foot luxury tower with 29,437 square-feet of total floor area split between residential and commercial. There are twenty-four rentals – floors three through eight will carry three units each, with duplexes rounding out floors nine through twelve. Balconies are also part of the equation. The ground-level retail space is 5,769 square-feet, and zoned for “use group 6,” which includes a restaurant. There is also a rooftop “recreational area” listed in the proposal.

86 Delancey Street should be completed by the end of 2018.

Destruction of the two-story building, built in 1934, was certainly a protracted process. Its fate was known way back in 2012, when Moscot moved headquarters across Delancey (a story first reported here). But the property literally received a new lease on life when Wallplay moved in. Rox Gallery and GE Galeria also spent time in what was once the adjacent Jimmy Jazz store.

Final days of Jimmy Jazz, May 2011

[h/t YIMBY]

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