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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bay News cover story - Thor on Shore Parkway

Excerpt -

Thor Equities Developer Joe Sitt is getting back to his retail roots and proposing construction of a new 214,000-square-foot shopping center at 1752 Shore Parkway.

The Amboy Bus Company is currently using the site to store its school buses.

Plans to construct space for a new BJ’s Wholesale Club and three other retail stores between 24th Avenue and Bay 37th Streetwill get a hearing at the Department of City Planning on October 29.

Community Board 11 is now reviewing the proposal.

The applicant is seeking to amend the current M3-1 zoning designation to a more restrictive M1-1 manufacturing classification, as well asobtain a number of special permits.

“In the long term it would be better for the area,” Community Board 11 District Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia said.

It is great to see this moving forward. It makes me very confident that the city and Thor will also come to an agreement on a year round development deal on Coney. Things are looking up! With rezoning comes progress.

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