New Renderings Unveiled for 1515 Surf Avenue In Coney Island, Brooklyn

Render of 1515 Surf Avenue, courtesy of LCORRender of 1515 Surf Avenue, courtesy of LCOR

New renderings have been revealed for 1515 Surf Avenue, a two-tower residential project under construction on the Coney Island waterfront in Brooklyn. Designed by Studio V Architecture and developed by LCOR, the 16- and 26-story structures will span 470,000 square feet and yield 324 units in one- and two-bedroom layouts, with 139 apartments designated for affordable housing, as well as 10,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located on a 1.5-acre plot bound by Surf Avenue to the south, West 15th Street to the east, and West 16th Street to the west.

The latest renderings show additional vantages of the structures, which rise from multistory podiums topped with landscaped terraces. Both towers feature uniform light-gray brick façades and numerous corner balconies to provide residents with panoramic views of the ocean. The below dusk image previews one of the duplex penthouse units, showcasing the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and vistas of the Manhattan skyline to the north.

Render of 1515 Surf Avenue, courtesy of LCOR

Render of 1515 Surf Avenue, courtesy of LCOR

The development will feature approximately 30,000 square feet of amenities including a heated pool, a 20,000-square-foot landscaped private garden, and a fitness center.

1515 Surf Avenue is a fully electric project, leading the charge toward greener development in New York City. Its geothermal heating and cooling system, the largest of its kind in New York City, is projected to reduce carbon emissions by over 60 percent compared to other similar systems. Additionally, it is planned to achieve Fitwel certification.

Evening rendering of 1515 Surf Avenue - Courtesy of LCOR

Evening rendering of 1515 Surf Avenue – Courtesy of LCOR

1515 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn via NYC Housing Connect

Rendering of the pool deck at 1515 Surf Avenue - Courtesy of LCOR

Rendering of the pool deck at 1515 Surf Avenue – Courtesy of LCOR

The development is located centrally in Coney Island, one block from the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue subway station and steps from the beach and boardwalk.

Leasing has launched for the apartments, and construction is expected to conclude this spring.

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9 Comments on "New Renderings Unveiled for 1515 Surf Avenue In Coney Island, Brooklyn"

  1. Coney Island is largely dated, gritty, and all around underwhelming. This is definitely a step in the right direction.

  2. What a mix of views residence will have… The city in the distance, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world and the Atlantic. Only worry would be the noise from the amusement parks in the summer.

  3. David in Bushwick | February 8, 2024 at 11:11 am | Reply

    This is an interesting design with elements from different eras. It will definitely need an in-person viewing when completed, but not being another glass box is a very positive step.

  4. I thought Coney Island was finished, but it’s on the upswing as parts of Brooklyn gentrify. It’s now a wonderful mixture of many races, ethnicities and incomes. The way New York should be.

  5. “A bit drab-looking and slightly oversized, but certainly a step in the right direction.

    By the way, let’s set aside a bit this overdone cliche of “gentrification” since the 1980s already. For fact, over the last 25 years or so the median income of the people moving in the city is Lower than the median income of the ones leaving (in majority middle class families, but increasingly as well young professionals, and even many amongst upper-income).
    Overall, in spite some gentrified or re-gentrified sections of town (the real issue is when the money left the city and not when it returns and helps beef-up a tax-base so needed to held the masses of low income population including now the current wave of illegal migrants), overall we have seen a trend of relative de-gentification in New York.

    • It costs almost 2k just for the cheapest apartments in the worst neighborhoods, that’s a sign that demand from high income earners is so high that it affects even the bottom end of the market.

      For contrast, somewhere like The South Bronx would be much more affordable in almost any other US city.

  6. Great transit-oriented development!

  7. David : Sent From Heaven. | February 9, 2024 at 11:54 pm | Reply

    The view and location are very good, connected to the subway station with the beach as well: Thanks.

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