Coney Island Master Plan
Location: Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.
Program: Amusement Park, Housing, Hotel, Retail and Public Park
Size: 25 HA / 100.000 M2
Client: Coney Island Economic Development Committee, NYC Department of City Planning
Status: Commenced September 2007.
For decades Coney Island has been falling into decay, with a lack of investment in the area and no new attractions to supplement the core of Coney Islands entertainment area. The Coney Island Masterplan project creates and outline for the future development of Coney Island.
The new master plan seeks to re invigorate Coney Island as a whole by expanding the area of public park land and integrating a broad mix of new opportunities. The plan integrates a variety of programs to create a financially viable mix of entertainment, public park and private development while maintaining the existing urban fabric of Coney Island.
In addition to the architectural intervention, a new Calendar of Events was created for the area. Extensive research was done into which new activities would help invigorate the new master plan framework throughout the year
The plan was presented on November 9th 2007 by Major Bloomberg and implementation has begun. The project is currently in the re-zoning stage.