The talk around Bay Terrace has been centered on concerns that developers are planning to expand Bell Apartments by putting up new buildings for 187 condominium units.
Cord Meyer Development, which owns the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, said it could not confirm plans to develop the vacant green space across from Bay Terrace Elementary School on 23rd Avenue and 212th Street because they have not been finalized.
But the developers and the architect for the project presented the plans to leaders of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance last month, according to Warren Schreiber, the civic president.
Schreiber said Cord Meyer wants to build the new condominiums on the same block as the five-building co-op Bell Apartments. The original plans for the co-op complex called for seven buildings back in 1961.
The developers want to build shorter buildings to accommodate the 187 proposed units, Schreiber said. He also said the plans call for 187 parking spaces in an underground structure.