Coney Island facelift plan faces resistance

City officials listened to public comments Monday on a proposal to create a new 27-acre amusement and entertainment district along the Coney Island Boardwalk.

City officials listened to public comments Monday on a proposal to create a new 27-acre amusement and entertainment district along the Coney Island Boardwalk. (10/19/15)

CONEY ISLAND - City officials listened to public comments Monday on a proposal to create a new 27-acre amusement and entertainment district along the Coney Island Boardwalk.

The city says the plan would create new parks, affordable housing and about 2,000 jobs, but some area businesses are resisting the proposal.

Some local stakeholders say they have a problem with the city's plan to take control of property using eminent domain.

The city says it plans to use that provision to take over beachfront lots near Luna Park. 

The lots are mostly vacant, but a few property owners say their land is very much in use and the plan will destroy their businesses.

The Parks Department says it will continue to take public comments on the issue until the end of the month and will issue a final judgment on the plan sometime after that.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least six people have been arrested and 1 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury President Dr. 2 VIDEO: Interview with SUNY Old Westbury president
VIDEO: Gov. Cuomo's news conference on Kosciuszko Bridge 3 VIDEO: Gov. Cuomo's news conference on Kosciuszko Bridge
A falling concrete planter struck and killed an 4 Child dies after being hit in head by concrete planter
Candlelight vigil held Monday for the 2 Bellport 5 Vigil held for Bellport students murdered in Central Islip

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE