Theses Master's

Unlocking Potential: Economic Development Options for Coney Island

Hoal, Garryth

The Coney Island neighborhood fares worse than average in a number of key indicators of resident outcomes, health, finances, and community support. The site of the Abe Stark ice rink provides an opportunity to address these issues and jumpstart the local economy. The story of the Coney Island neighborhood and its residents has been explored through historical sources and data on current conditions.

Through zoning analysis, some development options have been proposed. These options are put through economic impact analysis and financial viability analysis to ensure positive economic benefit and large-scale financial viability. A formal recommendation to develop the current Abe Stark site into a medium density mixed used development which financially supports a large-scale recreation development has been detailed.


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More About This Work

Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Woodward, Douglas
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
May 29, 2024