Friday, November 09, 2007

Here Are Some Coney Island Rezoning Details

Coney Zones

Here are some basic details about the Coney Island rezoning proposal that was released yesterday:
  • It will allow for the development of 6.3 million square feet of space--approximately 4.9 million square feet of residential space, 460,000 square feet of retail space and 1.4 million square feet of "enclosed amusement, entertainment retail" in addition to "amusements on parkland."
  • It will allow for creation of about 4,500 residential units; about 20 percent of the housing will be affordable.
The plan creates Coney North, Coney West and Coney East districts. Here are some details about each:
  • Coney North--About 10.6 acres total with 1.9 million square feet of developable space, 1.8 million of which will be residential. About 1,800 units are envisioned for this parcel.
  • Coney West--About 15.4 acres with 3 million squaree feet of space, about 2.6 million of which will be residential. About 2,700 units could be built here.
  • Coney East--About 21 acres in the amusement district, with 1.4 million square feet of development.
For now, we will note that the Coney East zone envisions a significant amount of development apart from any amusement park that is built. The illustrative rendering released yesterday, shows some buildings of significant size to the east of KeySpan Park along Surf Avenue. A full sketch of the proposal--which was given to selected print media outlets in advance to use on their websites along with renderings, but was curiously not shared with any online news sites--is now available at the Department of City Planning's website.

Coney Detail

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