Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Coney Community Center Architect Drawing

A report from Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. which is periodically distributed by mail shows an architect’s drawing of the proposed community center and housing for Coney Island. The residential component will consist of two buildings. Two at seven floors and two others at eleven floors, containing 152 cooperative residential units, as indicated in the flyer.

It goes on to state:

“This is a historic day for Coney Island and one that has been a long time coming.”, said Council Member Recchia. “I would like to thank Mayor Bloomberg and the Economic Development Corporation for working closely with the community and myself and turning out a dream into a reality. I look forward to continuing my work of ensuring a prosperous future for Coney Island.”

More than 75 percent of the units will be affordable for low and middle-income families. A 40,000 square-foot community center will be located next the housing complex. Its features will include an aquatic center with a multi-lane Olympic size pool and a recreational pool, a full court gymnasium, fitness, social and multi-purpose rooms.

The YMCA of Greater New York will manage the community center and partner with local schools to create programs that will enhance students' education and growth including much needed swimming classes.
The entire project is also predicted to generate 240 construction jobs, 42 full time jobs and 125 part-time jobs for the area. Coney Island Commons LLC will be heading the project and Council member Recchia will be working to ensure that these jobs will go Coney Island residents.

The center and housing complex will be located on West 30th Street off Surf Avenue, adjacent to P.S. 329.

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