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.
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.
In August, YIMBY revealed the first renderings for 532 Neptune Avenue, the 41-story residential tower set to replace Trump Village Shopping Center in Coney Island. Now we have a look at the retail portion of the development at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road, which is across the street from the big development site at Neptune Avenue and West 6th Street.
Coney Island’s housing market struggled in the years following Hurricane Sandy, but the last six months have brought plans for an 86-unit building on West 15th Street and the controversial 40-story tower at Trump Village.
Orek Igor, operating under a Coney Island-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 2116 Mermaid Avenue, on Coney Island, seven blocks from the Stillwell Avenue stop on the D, F, N and Q trains. The building will measure 13,004 square feet, and includes 3,063 square feet for a community facility on the ground and basement levels. Residential units above will average 995 square feet each, although the two top floor units will also share a seventh floor penthouse. Zarina Ross’s Brighton Beach-based Arcon Studio is the applicant of record.