Meals on Wheels of Staten Island says it has outgrown its existing building and needs a new one. The city has found them a plot of land, officially listed as 460 Brielle Avenue, at the former Seaview Hospital site (which is across from the New York City Farm Colony, which is being redeveloped as a senior housing complex called Landmark Colony). The design was presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, but did not pass muster. The commissioners didn’t feel it fit in well enough with its surroundings.
Saint Joseph’s Medical Center plans to purchase the dilapidated two-story structure at 108-110 Port Richmond Avenue, on Staten Island’s North Shore, and develop a 77-unit supportive housing facility, according to DNAinfo. Fifty units will be set aside for those suffering from mental illnesses, while the remaining 27 units will be rented at below-market rates. The state will approve the plans after the community has 75 days to express concerns.