CONEY ISLAND – A purportedly inaccurate rendering and information has been released regarding a neighborhood changing development on Coney Island. On January 3rd, New York Yimby broke the news that developer Prusik Group and Taconic Investment Partners – which is also currently working big time Lower East Side Development Essex Crossing – had revealed a rendering for a development at 1709 Surf Avenue that would span three blocks, feature 1,000 apartments, 150,000 square feet of retail space, and 80,000 square feet of office space.
Council Member Mark Treyger, however, called reports of the development – including its address – and its renderings “inaccurate” and “out-of-date,” saying he is, “committed to ensuring that there are housing units that are affordable to residents and those who work in our neighborhoods, that we improve access to high-quality retail, and that local hiring, both for construction jobs and for long-term jobs, and workforce development are prioritized.”
While the project is anticipated to be completed by 2020, no plans have been officially filed with the Department of Buildings that we have been able to confirm.
Despite numerous attempts at reaching them, neither Prusik Group nor the New York City Housing Development Corporation were available for comment.
The supertall, mixed-use development was announced last year around the same time a number of other mixed and residential projects entered the pipeline for construction in Coney Island. These include John Catsimatidis’ Ocean Dreams, set to rise at 3514 Surf Avenue, and what is slated to be South Brooklyn’s tallest tower, Neptune/Sixth, to rise 40-stories on the former Trump Village Shopping Center.