City Begins To Evaluate Future Of Coney Island
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The Department of City Planning started its review Tuesday of a $2.5 billion plan aimed at revitalizing Coney Island.
The city wants to create a 27-acre indoor and outdoor amusement park, 4,500 housing units, hotels and a retail district.
The city's planning commissioner, Amanda Burden, said the plan is a good one for Coney Island.
"This will create year-round job opportunities for everybody in Coney Island. And also as part of the whole comprehensive plan, outside of the amusement and entertainment district, this plan will create affordable housing for the people of Coney Island," said Burden.
The city is still doing battle with the developer over the future of Coney Island.
The plan will also go before the local community board, the borough president, the planning commission and the full city council.