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Monday, September 28, 2015

Could the Coney Water Park be moving forward?

Remember the Water Park that Zamperla was proposing a year or 2 ago, right next to the New Thunderbolt? That's Bullard's land and now it looks like the city may be looking to take it through eminent domain

NY Post excerpt -

Frustrated by stubborn Coney Island landowners, the de Blasio administration plans to seize property under the city’s rarely used power of eminent domain in order to spur long-stalled economic development in the People’s Playground, The Post has learned.

The Parks Department plans to create new amusements and other amenities by grabbing up three vacant beachfront sites through condemnation proceedings — including a 60,000-square-foot tract that once housed the original Thunderbolt roller coaster immortalized in Woody Allen’s 1977 film “Annie Hall,” officials said.

It’s unclear what type of attractions the city wants to bring to these sites, which together total 75,000 square feet and also include smaller tracts off the Boardwalk on West 12th Street and on West 23rd Street.

City officials said they’re turning to eminent domain because they’ve been unable to cut “fair-market” deals with the property owners after exhaustive efforts.

Here is the story from March 2014 concerning the proposed Water Park

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Things are heating up Coney / Brighton A Sea Change for Brighton Beach: Property prices are soaring in the waterside enclave known as ‘Little Odessa’