New construction permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 221 Port Richmond Avenue, in Staten Island’s Port Richmond neighborhood. The corner site, between Castleton Avenue and Anderson Avenue, will soon be home to 48 affordable housing units, to be completed by 2021. Located in a commercial area, the lot is about a 22 minute bus ride along Castleton Avenue to the St. George ferry terminal that connects to Manhattan. Hudson Companies is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The 55-foot tall structure will yield 42,354 square feet, with 13,619 square feet dedicated to residences and 16,758 square feet to community facilities. 48 apartments will be created, averaging 283 square feet apiece. The development, Castleton Housing is a joint venture with Project Hospitality, a Staten Island non-profit. There will be 29 permanent supportive units and 18 affordable units affordable to households earning up to 60% of area median income. The ground floor community facility run by Project Hospitality includes supportive services as well as a lounge, computer room and library.
Amie Gross Architects, a Long Island City-based firm known for community developments, is the architect of record.
Demolition permits have not been filed.