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.
Midtown-based Bridgewater Capital has acquired the vacant 38.8-acre swath of land at 1 Nassau Place, on Staten Island’s South Shore neighborhood of Tottenville, for $30 million. According to The Real Deal, the developer plans to rezone the property, likely through the Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), to build a multi-building residential complex with roughly 220,000 square feet of big-box retail space. Under current zoning, the property could accommodate 3.5 million square feet of industrial or commercial space (in the form of office and retail). Bridgewater hopes to have a partner in the residential component, which would include senior units, and is currently negotiating with New Hyde Park-based Kimco Realty to partner in the retail portion. The site is located directly north of the Nassau station on the Staten Island Railway.
In the summer of 2015, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the Lighthouse Point mixed-use development, in St. George, located immeadiately south of the St. George Terminal on Staten Island. Construction kicked off on the project’s first phase later that year – a 12-story, 116-unit mixed-use building that fronts Bay Street. Its developers – Triangle Equities and Lubert-Adler – have now secured a total $81.7 million in financing from multiple sources. In addition, Commercial Observer reports Regus signed a lease to take 30,000 square feet of the mixed-use building’s 65,000 square feet of commercial space. The remaining 35,000 square feet could be leased as office or retail space, and construction on the first phase is expected to wrap up in 2017. The rest of the project includes repurposing four historic structures and other artifacts, and building a 12-story, 175-key hotel with 15,000 square feet of event space and an additional 23,000 square feet of multi-use commercial space. Garrison Architects is designing.