The Bloomberg administration’s plans to remake Coney Island are slated to take a major step forward on Tuesday, as the city intends to launch its rezoning for the historic amusement site. Revitalizing the decaying entertainment destination has been a top priority for the mayor’s economic development team, which has well over $100 million budgeted for the project.
While the date is not yet final—a spokeswoman for the Department of City Planning said the city is “working to finalize” required environmental review documents—the Planning Department’s Web site shows the project on a draft agenda for a Tuesday meeting that would launch the public review. The seven-month public approval process involves a series of community meetings and requires the City Council's assent. read more »