New renderings of the 40-story tower to be built over the site of the Trump Village Shopping Center show the future tallest building in southern Brooklyn will be slightly higher and include less apartments than previously reported, according to New York YIMBY.
The plans, provided to the news site by an anonymous tipster, are said to come from the firm SLCE Architects and reveal the building’s height, at 470 feet, will be 52 feet taller than the Wall Street Journal reported in June. The number of apartments, originally said to include 544 units, have been cut to 524.
The huge glass structure, to be built at 532 Neptune Avenue, will dominate Coney Island’s skyline, where most building’s climb no higher than 20 stories. The building will also include 162,000 square feet of retail space on the first three floors.
The project has drawn fierce criticism from local residents who are concerned it will have a negative impact on local schools, the environment, and parking, among other complaints.
However, the project appears to be moving forward. Cammeby’s International, the group behind the tower, rushed to get their building permit approved when the state legislature was debating whether to end the lucrative 421-a tax break for developers.
During a January meeting with the developers, one resident yelled out that they should take their building and “go to Manhattan” — eliciting cheers and whistles from the audience.