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Statement by Mayor Bloomberg on Start of the Public Approval Process for Coney Island Development Plan

Department of City Planning Will Tomorrow Initiate the Seven-Month Uniform Land Use Review Procedure for Revitalization of Coney Island

Plans Will Be Reviewed in a Series of Public Hearings and Will Go Before the Local Community Boards, the Borough President, the City Planning Commission and the City Council

New York, NY – January 19, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) – “Last week in the State of the City speech, I discussed the importance of moving ahead with development plans that create the conditions for growth in places of opportunity like Coney Island. The start of the public process is an important step forward. The plan to revitalize to Coney Island will substantially increase the storied amusement area, creating a year-round attraction that will bring tourists and visitors to Brooklyn. And as we enhance that historic asset, we will also pave the way to the north and west for the development of more than 4,500 housing units and the creation of thousands of permanent and construction jobs. This plan protects and preserves the unique character of Coney Island while bringing new housing, shops and recreational facilities to a community that needs more of each.”

Stu Loeser / Andrew Brent   (212) 788-2958