City seeks developers for Coney Island
Feb 15, 2017 | 840 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In the middle of February it's hard to imagine summer on the Coney Island Boardwalk, but that's exactly what the Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Parks Department are asking of potential developers.

Last week, the city released a request for proposals (RFP) to develop five parcels of land adjacent to the historic boardwalk with rides, performance space and other attractions.

The five parcels are located between Surf Avenue and the boardwalk between West 16th and West 10th avenues.

“This would tie in the east end to the west end of the amusement area,” said Community Board 13 district manager Eddie Mark. “We hope this will bring more attractions to the area and fills in the vacant parcels.”

The last time the city looked to develop portions of Coney Island's amusement district was in 2009, which resulted in the creation of Luna Park. That same year, a 19-block rezoning created a 27-acre amusement and entertainment district that paved the way for more cohesive development.

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