The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation have launched a request for proposals (RFP) for five development sites located within the Amusement District between West 10th and 16th streets in Coney Island. The city is seeking a development team to build new attractions, rides and entertainment outlets on the sites, Commercial Observer reported. The five properties, all of which are currently vacant, combine to measure a total 150,000 square feet. Proposals are due March 17 and the city anticipates new attractions on the sites will be open for the summer of 2018.
Red Apple Group has filed applications for a 21-story, 311-unit mixed-use building at 3514 Surf Avenue, located between West 35th and 36th streets in the western end of Coney Island. The development would encompass 432,300 square feet and rise 185 feet to its roof. It would include 22,513 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by apartments across the third through 21st floors. The apartments should average 969 square feet apiece. There will be a 254-car parking garage across the cellar through second floors, with residential amenities across the second through fourth floors. Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is the architect of record. The 69,848-square-foot site, encompassing an entire block, is vacant.
The New York City Housing Authority has filed applications for a three-story, 61,143-square-foot community center on the grounds of the two-tower, 510-unit Gerald J. Carey Gardens public housing complex in Coney Island. The new building will be built at 2920 West 23rd Street, immediately north of the western tower. The 62-foot-tall facility will contain multi-purpose rooms, club rooms, play rooms, a basketball court, and a community garden. Nelligan White Architects is the architect of record. The site is currently a parking lot.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a seven-story, 13,827-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 2916 Shell Road, on Coney Island. There will be 8,919 square feet of commercial-warehouse space across the ground through fifth floors, followed by 2,350 square feet of medical offices on the sixth and seventh floors. Yevgeniy Rybak’s Brooklyn-based Rybak Architects is the architect of record. The 85-foot-wide, 4,483-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in June. The Neptune Avenue stop on the F train is a block away.
An updated rendering has been revealed for the phase two retail portion of Neptune/Sixth, a multi-building, mixed-use development located at 532 Neptune Avenue and 626 Sheepshead Bay Road, in Coney Island. The first phase, now under construction, consists of a seven-story, 161,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial building. The second phase of the project will be a single-story, 90,000-square-foot retail building. CVS Pharmacy recently signed a lease for 11,300 square feet in the building and construction is set to begin later this fall.