Massive 1,000-Unit Mixed-Use Redevelopment Revealed at 1709 Surf Avenue, Coney Island

Surf AvenueSurf Avenue/2926 West 19th Street, rendering by the Prusik Group

The building boom enveloping New York City’s waterfront neighborhoods extended into Coney Island last year, with several big projects entering the pipeline. Today, YIMBY has the first rendering for the largest one yet, slated to rise on Surf Avenue. The redevelopment will yield 1,000 apartments, 150,000 square feet of retail space, and 80,000 square feet of offices, indicating the neighborhood’s post-Sandy rebirth is continuing with vigor.

The Prusik Group is behind the project, which comprises three blocks in all. The site is located directly across from MCU Park, and Luna Park is also nearby. The technical address is 1709 Surf Avenue.

Renderings show that current plans are rather traditional in their envelope and apparent appearance, with red-brick facades and boxy silhouettes outlining the tentative additions to the neighborhood. Some of the other new developments nearby include John Catsimatidis’ Surf Avenue project, which will be strikingly contemporary, so the classically-minded project is a nice bit of variety amongst a sea of new buildings covered in glass.

Tith work set to encompass three whole blocks, the densification of the area will be substantial. Luckily, the D, F, N, and Q trains are all nearby at the Stillwell Avenue Station, providing easy access to the rest of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Completion of the Surf Avenue project is anticipated for 2020, and Taconic Investment Partners will be partnering with The Prusik Group to build out the site.

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7 Comments on "Massive 1,000-Unit Mixed-Use Redevelopment Revealed at 1709 Surf Avenue, Coney Island"

  1. Welcome Home (David) | January 3, 2018 at 8:21 am | Reply

    Please pardon me for using your space: When I have seen developments, seems to be happy appeared altogether.

  2. Wow: Nathan’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner and only an hour-plus to Manhattan by train!

  3. Julianne McShane | January 5, 2018 at 3:55 pm | Reply

    I am a reporter with BrooklynDaily & the Brooklyn Paper trying to get in contact with the writer or another rep on this because the local Councilman Treyger put out a statement saying this story and the plans described were wrong and out of date. I already called the YIMBY office but you can call me back at 718 260 2523. Thanks.

  4. Are these more housing projects? We need to beautify the waterfront property and not homes look like housing projects. It should be all glass!!! Make it modern like Williamsburg.

  5. Hi,
    I live in the district, I have been to Councilman Treyger’s stillwell head quarters, community board 13, calling many numbers etc. trying to find more information on affordable housing in Coney Island. I would love to get on any lists that are available. No one has any information accept for Housing Connect which I am on. I am afraid I will miss out on this and have to be forced out of my area because of rising rents (I know join the club)! Sincerely, Robin Heiney

  6. Please I try to find the application for this beautiful new affordable housing @.1709 Surf ave Coney island Brooklyn. Can you help me . Please

  7. JUSTIN B PETTUS | March 27, 2021 at 1:48 pm | Reply

    I am glad I did so now just waiting to be contacted about my application

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