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1932 Coney Island Avenue

Seven-Story, 43,250-Square-Foot Multi-Use Commercial Project Filed At 1932 Coney Island Avenue, Midwood

Property owner Alex Finkelshteyn, doing business as anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, 43,250-square-foot multi-use commercial building at 1932 Coney Island Avenue, in Midwood, located on the corner of Avenue P. The ground floor will contain 4,920 square feet of retail space and the rest of the building will have 33,410 square feet of community facility space, which could operate in the form of medical offices or facilities, non-profit offices, educational or day-care uses, or religious organizations. The exact use is not specified in permits, but the new building will have valet parking for 38 automobiles. Robert Palermo’s Brooklyn-based Corporate Design of America is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed this past January to remove an existing gas station.


455 East Bay Drive

Reveal For Three-Story, 25,000-Square-Foot Medical Pavilion At 455 East Bay Drive, Long Beach

Full renderings have been revealed of the planned three-story, 25,000-square-foot Medical Arts Pavilion at 455 East Bay Drive in Long Beach. That’s in southern Nassau County on Long Island. It will serve as the replacement to the former Long Beach Medical Center complex. In 2012, the 142-bed facility suffered from significant flood damage and was soon abandoned. After years of discussing how to rebuild the facility, LI Herald now reports South Nassau Communities Hospital is moving forward to build an emergency department that will not operate like its full-service hospital predecessor. The pavilion will, however, operate 24 hours a day and will feature standard emergency department capabilities and equipment. The existing complex’s main and west buildings will be gut-renovated and could potentially get a third-floor expansion. The structure will also have to be elevated to 23 feet above sea level to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency height requirements.


Orchard Beach pavilion

Bronx Borough President Proposes Upgrading Pelham Bay Park’s Orchard Beach Pavilion

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is proposing to redevelop the Orchard Beach pavilion, an individual landmark, that currently serves as the focal point for Pelham Bay Park, in the East Bronx. The structure, which was completed in 1936, would be transformed to allow for more event space, food concessions and retail space, according to The Real Deal. Nearby the pavilion, the park includes picnic areas, the Pelican Bay Playground, and a beachfront. The pavilion portion of the project is being estimated to cost $40 million, although plans have been in the works for some time to upgrade the rest of the beach, which could cost up to $200 million in total. Diaz has designated $10 million in capital toward the project. The Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve any alterations to the Orchard Beach pavilion.


5521 Eighth Avenue

Foundation Work Underway For Six-Story, 40-Unit Medical Office Building At 5521 Eighth Avenue, Sunset Park

In October of 2014, YIMBY revealed renderings of the planned six-story, 40-unit multi-use commercial building at 5521 Eighth Avenue, on the corner of 56th Street in Sunset Park, located seven blocks north of the N train’s stop on Eighth Avenue. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports foundation work is now underway on the 81,569 square-foot project, which will include 36 medical offices and four retail units. The retail space will measure 13,003 square feet in total and will span the ground floor and a mezzanine level. The medical offices will begin on the second floor and should average 1,180 square feet apiece. Flushing-based Andy Wong filed documents with the Attorney General’s office in January, which indicated the project is being valued at $76.3 million. Raymond Chan is designing and completion in 2017 seems likely.


3052 West 21st Street

Childs Building Renovation, Amphitheater Construction Underway At 3052 West 21st Street, Coney Island

In the summer of 2015, iStar Financial and Coney Island USA received the green light to begin renovation work on the dilapidated three-story, 56,300 square-foot Childs Building, an individual landmark, at 3052 West 21st Street, on Coney Island. The building will be anchored by a restaurant but will also have community space and a rooftop terrace. An interconnected 5,000-seat amphitheater is also planned on the adjacent lot. The New York Times now reports construction is finally underway on both the Childs Building and the performance venue, and the amphitheater’s metal framework can be seen taking shape. The complex is expected to be complete later this year. The developer are leasing the land from the city through a 10-year contract.


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