The first two buildings of Coney Island’s “Ocean Dreams” development appear to have topped-out as glass façades begin to rise on the beachfront structures. The highly anticipated project is expected to strengthen the city’s redevelopment initiatives across the neighborhood.
Back in January, YIMBY posted a new rendering for Red Apple Group’s 3514 Surf Avenue, in Coney Island. Since then, we’ve spoken with the site’s developer, John Catsimatidis, who offered an even fresher image of the project, as well as some additional insight into what’s happening across the neighborhood and Brooklyn.
Construction is now underway on the 26th floor of the planned 32-story, 440-unit mixed-use building under development at 86 Fleet Place, in Downtown Brooklyn. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by user nyc1. The latest building permits indicate the 351-foot-tall tower will eventually encompass 427,346 square feet. It will host 10,813 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground floor, followed by residential units averaging 871 square feet apiece. Since a leasing office is included, at least a number of the units will be rental apartments. The residential amenities are listed in YIMBY’s previous March update, when the structure was a single story up. John Catsimatidis’s Red Apple Group is the developer and Goldstein, Hill & West Architects is behind the architecture. Completion is expected in 2017.
Last year, supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis signed a contract with another developer to sell the Hell’s Kitchen headquarters of his Gristedes grocery chain for $55 million. Now building applications have been filed to develop the property at Eleventh Avenue and West 56th Street into a 34-story condo tower.
It was back in September of 2014 that YIMBY brought you news of permits being filed by John Catsimatidis’s Red Apple Group for a 32-story mixed-use tower at 86 Fleet Place, between Willoughby Street and Myrtle Avenue, in Downtown Brooklyn. Now, thanks to photos sent to us by our friend Tectonic, we can see that the building is at least one floor above the ground.