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.
Property owner Gordon Rugg has filed applications for three two-unit residential buildings at 174-182 Stafford Avenue, in Woodrow, located on Staten Island’s southern end. Each building will stand three stories and measure 2,800 square feet, which means units will average a spacious 1,400 square feet each. James Morri’s Staten Island-based JVM Architect is the architect of record, and an old two-story house was demolished earlier this month.
Alexander Grinberg, operating as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for six single-family, semi-detached townhouses spanning 150-160 Lily Pond Avenue, in Arrochar, located two blocks south of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The entire development will measure 6,528 square feet in residential space, and each home will stand three stories and measure 1,088 square feet. Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record, and permits were filed in July to demolish an existing single-story nursing home.
On Thursday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held its second public hearing in an effort to clear its decades-long backlog of items proposed for designation. The day’s items were those on Staten Island, and they included the proposed Sailors’ Snug Harbor Historic District. The 80-acre property has been on the calendar for over three decades and while the majority of those who spoke on Thursday supported designation of the district, there wasn’t unanimity.
Meals on Wheels of Staten Island will be getting a new home, thanks to Tuesday’s approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The beloved organization has outgrown its home in Richmond County and the city found it a site at the former Seaview Hospital tuberculosis treatment campus, which sits in the New York City Farm Colony – Seaview Hospital Historic District. The address is listed as 460 Brielle Avenue. In July, a presentation was made to the commission, but it was found to be too industrial for the setting. The revised design easily won over the commissioners.