Organization Name: Stephen B. Jacobs Group PC with Georgica Green Ventures and Concern for Independent Living
Project Location: 3003 West 21st Street, Coney Island, NY
Surf Vets Place will be a pioneer in bringing new affordable residences to a 170,000-square-foot vacant parcel at the corner of West 21st Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island. Developed by Georgica Green Ventures and Concern for Independent Living, the project seeks to invigorate the community with new facilities and new opportunities for work and living.
Surf Vets Place will be a newly constructed 9-story mixed-use development with 53 one-, two-, and three-bedroom affordable housing units, 82 studio apartments reserved for and supporting homeless veterans, and 7,000 square feet of retail space. Residents will be steps away from the beach, and walking distance from the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium and Luna Park. Embracing the Coney Island atmosphere, the ground level retail is designed to engage pedestrian traffic with large show windows and colorful awnings. Above the building is designed with the richness of brick detailing and large windows that take in the tremendous views.
Surf Vets Place will transform the block and be a stepping stone for the remaining buildings to be built. When completed the new apartment buildings, community facilities, and retail will ultimately generate a new neighborhood that will engage the boardwalk and provide new destination services.
SBJGroup is a full-service architectural and interior design firm founded in 1967. The work of the firm has been extensively published and has won numerous awards for its design excellence. Over the past 50 years the firm has created a distinguished body of work that includes large scale high-rise and low-rise residential buildings that service a broad spectrum of users from low-income government-assisted housing, to the most luxurious, market-rate apartments in the city, adaptive reuse and preservation projects, office buildings, as well as high-design, lifestyle hotels.