Coney Island-based PYE Properties has filed applications for a two-story, 14,517-square-foot commercial building at 825 Surf Avenue, located on the corner of West 8th Street on Coney Island. According to the Schedule A, the 27-foot-tall building will house an amusement arcade, which will help to revitalize the disinvested and still Hurricane Sandy-damaged amusement park. Frank Martarella III’s Staten Island-based thinkDESIGN Architecture is the architect of record. The 15,369-square-foot lot has 213 feet of street frontage and is positioned right below the West 8th Street-New York Aquarium stop on the F/Q trains. PYE Properties acquired the vacant lot in 2015, according to Amusing The Zillion.
Developer iStar has filed applications for a nine-story, 135-unit supportive housing project at 2002 Surf Avenue, at the corner of West 21st Street on Coney Island, located seven blocks from the Coney Island-Stillwell Av stop on the D/F/N/Q trains. The structure will encompass 118,743 square feet, and will feature 7,815 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The apartments above should average 732 square feet apiece, and amenities listed in the Schedule A include bike storage, a fitness center, a laundry, a community room, an courtyard on the second floor, an a rooftop terrace. Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect of record. The developer is ground-leasing the 18,867 square-foot property from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), according to The Real Deal.
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.
The city is moving forward with plans to seize multiple Coney Island waterfront properties along the amusement park’s Boardwalk, New York Post reports. The properties will total 75,000 square feet. 60,000 square feet of vacant land will be acquired between West 15th and 16th streets, where the old Thunderbolt roller coaster once stood, another vacant tract of land between West 22nd and 23rd streets will change hands, and, finally, a 9,000-square-foot amusement shop at West 12th Street is targeted. The Parks Department will build a long-planned esplanade connecting the park’s existing attractions at the Thunderbolt site, in addition to building new attractions. In the process, infrastructure work will occur in order for mixed-use developments to rise within the surrounding neighborhood. The eminent domain actions are expected to take a year.
Chris Lynch, of Queens-based Storage Deluxe, has filed applications for a seven-story, 157,424 square-foot storage facility at 3024 Cropsey Avenue, on Coney Island, five blocks from the Stillwell Avenue D/F/N/Q stop. The facility will be equipped with six loading berths, according to the Schedule A, and Virginia-based Butz Wilbern LTD is the applicant of record. Existing industrial structures must first be demolished.