In late 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the 45-acre residential redevelopment of the dilapidated 96-acre New York City Farm Colony campus, located centrally on Staten Island. Last week, the City Council approved plans to sell 45 acres of the property to NFC Associates, the New York Times reports. The Staten Island-based developer will rehabilitate five existing buildings, demolish five others, build 14 multi-unit townhouses, and also build three six-story residential buildings. Dubbed Landmark Colony, there will be a total of 344 condominiums, 34 of which will be sold at below-market rates, but all of which will be home to people 55 and older. Of the 45 redeveloped acres, 17 acres will be landscaped public space, and 17,000 square feet of commercial space is planned. Vengoechea & Boyland Architecture is designing, and units will begin to come online next year.
New construction is suddenly booming on the North Shore of Staten Island, and today, YIMBY has the reveal for a six-story apartment building in the works at 12 Van Duzer Street in Tompkinsville, on the border with St. George.
Besides a few huge residential developments in St. George and Stapleton, most new construction on Staten Island consists of one- and two-family homes. But on Monday, YIMBY noticed an unusual filing for a five-story commercial project at 21 Sylvation Terrace, in a relatively forlorn and industrial piece of the North Shore.
Staten Island-based Joseph Palermo has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 153-157 David Street, in Eltingville, on Staten Island’s southern shore. Each structure will measure 2,674 square feet in total, which works out to family-sized units averaging 1,337 square feet each. Emanuel Lo Bue’s Staten Island-based Lo Bue Valenziano is the applicant of record. The existing single-story home was demolished in October.
John Lavelle, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications to build four single-family homes at 871-877 Elbe Avenue, in Grasmere, located on the eastern end of Staten Island. Each residence will stand two stories and measure 1,189 square feet in total. Stanley Krebushevski’s Staten Island-based SMK Architect is the applicant of record, and an existing single-family home must first be demolished. Subdivision of the lot was completed last month.