Rockaway residents who have been around for a while will probably remember fondly the Beach Club restaurant and catering space where many locals held their important events and where many local meetings were hosted by Ken and Steve Good.
Soon, however, the abandoned Beach Club property and the former Spin City gym next door will become four nine-story mixed use buildings with shops on the first floor and residential units above. At least, that’s the plan.
Brooklyn-based developer Marcal Group has filed applications for a 149-unit development at 137 Beach 116 Street.
As detailed in onrockaway.com a month ago, it will be part of a larger complex called Seaside Landing, which will feature market-rate condos and affordable housing. The building would hold 142,660 square feet of residential space and 17,652 square feet of commercial space. And, if Mayor Bill de Blasio has his way, it will also be mandated to open about 30 percent of those units to the homeless.