Back in January, YIMBY reported on new building applications for a large development site at 3514 Surf Avenue, in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Now, thanks to a tipster, we have the reveal for the project, which is being developed by John Catsimitidis’ Red Apple Group.
Building applications show that the development will rise 21 floors to its rooftop, spanning 432,300 square feet of space. That will include 22,513 square feet of retail on the ground level, as well as a 254-car parking garage, spanning the cellar, first, and second floors. The remainder of the square footage will be for residential use.
With 311 units in all, 3514 Surf Avenue will represent a sizable injection of new housing stock for Coney Island, which very rarely sees developments approach the scope of what Red Apple Group will be building. Hill West Architects is designing the project, and the on-site rendering shows that the site’s massing will be divided between three primary components, two of which will stand the full 21 floors and 185 feet to their rooftops.
Besides revealing the massing, the renderings show that the design will be rather contemporary, especially for Coney Island, with the project mostly faced in glass, and completed with white trim. The average ceiling heights of under nine feet would seem to indicate that the finished product will be relatively affordable, and with the majority of the surrounding neighborhood submerged during Hurricane Sandy, it would be somewhat unreasonable to expect a gleaming example of timeless architecture.
No completion date has yet been announced, but per YIMBY’s tipster, the site had three hammer piling trucks working hard as of late last week.