Staten Island-based property owner Dominick Grasso has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 315 York Avenue, in New Brighton, located on Staten Island’s north shore. The new building will measure 2,772 square feet in total and will include a 924-square-foot retail unit on the ground floor. The second and third floors will include full-floor residential units averaging 924 square feet apiece. Family-sized rental apartments are probably in the works. Staten Island-based Ryan & Vaccaro is the architect of record. The 30-foot-wide lot is currently vacant.
Alan Becker, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based LLC, has filed applications for eight two-story, single-family houses at 134-154 Elizabeth Street and 647-651 Delafield Avenue, in Port Richmond, located on Staten Island’s north shore. The houses will come in various sizes; beginning with the smallest, there will be two that measure 2,183 square feet in total, four that will measure 2,294 square feet, and two that will measure 4,589 square feet. The new homes will include off-street parking and basement levels. Staten Island-based Stanley Krebushevski is the architect of record. The 23,801-square-foot plot of land was subdivided in November. The site was once occupied by the burned-out House of Miracles Church until it was demolished last December.
Staten Island Community Board 1 has voted to disapprove Camelot’s plans for a four-story, 35-bed drug rehabilitation facility at 263 Port Richmond Avenue, on the western end of Port Richmond, on Staten Island’s north shore, DNAinfo reports. The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) granted the project $1 million in January. The project’s local opposition comes as Staten Island suffers from some the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city. It would replace Camelot’s existing two-story facility, although demolition permits have not been filed yet. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with opening targeted for 2019.
The Salvation Army is abandoning plans to demolish vacant wings of the former Bayley Seton Hospital in order to build a new community center, at 75 Vanderbilt Avenue, in the Clinton section of Staten Island. DNAinfo reports the plans were dropped due to economic challenges and a lack of financing for the project. The long-planned, Dattner Architects-designed Ray and Joan Kroc Corps. Community Center would have served as an educational and recreational hub for children. Staten Island Borough President James Oddo plans to work with the Salvation Army, and possibly others, over the next few weeks to draw up new plans for the sprawling site. The organization acquired six buildings across seven acres of the campus in 2009. Richmond University Medical Center currently operates in the main building.
The abandoned tuberculosis sanatorium at the Seaview Hospital campus on Staten Island may finally get a new neighbor. Meals on Wheels of Staten Island has filed plans to develop a two-story building in the northeast corner of the century-old hospital complex.