The rumors that Trump Village Shopping Center will be demolished to
make way for a massive residential tower were finally confirmed this
week by a source who has seen a rendering of the development.
“There are definitely plans — there’s no question about that,” said
the source, who said he saw the plans last month and asked to remain
anonymous because he is not authorized to discuss the development. “I’ve
seen a drawing — a rendering. It is a tall, sleek high-rise. From
looking at the picture, it is over 40 stories.”
The owner of the Sheepshead Bay site, real estate mogul Rubin Schron,
has not yet filed paperwork with the city about redeveloping the
property, but there is no requirement for him to submit any plans to the
community for approval — even for a 40-story building — before starting
work. The tower can be built as-of-right, because the area is
residentially zoned with a commercial overlay for businesses.