Renderings and new details have been revealed for the in-the-works affordable housing development at 3003 West 21st Street, on Surf Avenue. The mixed-use project was first announced back in April, when development firm iStar Financial filed plans for a nine-story, 135-unit residential building with 8,000 square feet of commercial space in a 107,000-square-foot-lot sandwiched between the Abe Stark Skating Arena and recently opened Coney Island Amphitheater (the latter of which was also developed by iStar).
Now, architect of record Stephen B. Jacobs has put out a rendering depicting a multi-leveled mega-building taking up a significant portion of the block, with ground floor businesses and apartments above. Included in the rendering are two high-rises, not yet filed for, that are flanking a main building currently underway.
Construction is slated to begin soon for the project, dubbed Surf Vets Place by Long Island-based The Concern for Independent Living, the nonprofit and supportive housing developer charged with building the $69 million affordable housing development. Of the building’s units, once complete, 82 studio apartments will go to homeless veterans, while 53 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments will go to those making under 60 percent of the area’s median income.
Amenities at the building will include a second-floor outdoor courtyard, lounge, terrace, and open-air roof deck.
According to Concern for Independent Living’s project profile of the development, it is anticipated to be completed in 2018.
Surf Vets Place, unique in bringing new affordable housing units to the area, joins a trend of developments, both commercial and residential, popping up near Coney Island’s waterfront.