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.