This is going to be awesome for Coney! Love it! More Residential and more Retail!
NY Yimby excerpt -
Southern Brooklyn is undergoing a veritable building boom. In addition
to the small infill projects planned in Brighton Beach and Borough Park
– two of the last remaining neighborhoods in the city where
single-family homes can be redeveloped en masse – we saw a pair of
permit filings late last year for bonafide skyscrapers in Sheepshead Bay and Bath Beach.
Now, comes a filing for an even taller building: an application was
submitted today to construct a massive 40-story, 430-foot-tall tower in
Coney Island, at 532 Neptune Avenue (also known as 2851 West 6th
Street). The project would bring a small mall’s worth of new retail
space to the neighborhood, topped by 544 new apartments. If built, it
would be by far the tallest tower south of downtown Brooklyn.
The developer is listed as Cammeby’s International Group, led by Ruby
Schron (but with Avi, his son, listed on the permit). SLCE, who’s also
designing the Sheesphead Bay project developed by Muss and AvalonBay, is
listed as the architect.
The project would be located in what is today the Trump Village Shopping Center, the anticipated closure of which set off alarm last year
among senior citizens at Trump Village, which surrounds the site.
It would sit just south of the Neptune Avenue F station right next to
the elevated tracks, in the West Brighton section of Coney Island.
The low-rise strip retail center would be demolished to make way for
the 40-story tower, as rumored, which would amass air rights from across
the massive 212,000-square foot site in order to build the tower,
clocking in at a bit more than 690,000 square feet in size.
While the loss of the retail might be an imposition during
construction, it would be more than replaced in the new project. The
120,000 square feet of existing retail would make way for a 162,000
square feet of new retail on the tower’s lower three floors, fronting on
West 5th and West 6th streets as well as Neptune Avenue, along with
nearly 16,000 square feet of community facility space, per the permit.
The main attraction, however, are the apartments. The project would
bring 544 new housing units to the neighborhood – surely market-rate,
and in one of the city’s most affordable areas. Spread across 514,000
square feet of space with 16 apartments on the fifth through 24th
floors, and 14 each on the 25th through 39th, with mechanicals and a
residential amenity space on the 40th. The apartment could go either
rental or condo, or a combination of both, as with the Sheepshead Bay