The New York York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, has announced the master plan to redevelop the severely dilapidating Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, located in central Staten Island. The mixed-use redevelopment, dubbed Sea View Healthy Community, will include medical space, retail, residential units, and community facilities/public open space. Currently, the city is in the process of allocating funding for infrastructure improvements and upgrades. The NYCEDC is planning to launch the application processes, a formal Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), for individual components of the redevelopment later this year. The campus sits within the New York City Farm Colony-Seaview Hospital Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve the design of all of project’s components. So far, the LPC has approved plans for a two-story Meals on Wheels building.
As far as skyline watchers like ourselves are concerned, we live in a glorious time. But with our gaze normally aimed upon the ever-rising skyscraper pinnacles, we sometimes forget that we live in the greatest bridge-building era in more than half a century. At least three major bridges in New York City and its vicinity are being replaced with new spans, with major reconstruction underway on several more. Of these, one of the easiest projects to miss might be the twin replacement spans of the Goethals Bridge, which will connect Staten Island’s Howland Hook and Elizabeth, New Jersey. Upon their 2018 completion, the cable-stayed spans will stretch across the Arthur Kill, replacing the cantilever span that has served the borough since 1928.
Property owner Robert Germano, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based company, has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family residential buildings at 5428-5430 Amboy Road, in Huguenot. That located along the South Shore of Staten Island. They will measure 5,234 square feet each. Each structure will have a single unit on the ground floor, followed by a second unit across a mezzanine level and the second floor. Across both houses, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,832 square feet apiece. Anthony Scaglione’s Staten Island-based Scaglione Architects is the architect of record. The 80-foot-wide, 13,943-square-foot assemblage is currently vacant. Single- and two-story houses were demolished last month. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is located around the corner.
Manhattan-based Maxwell-Kates has proposed to build a six-story, 68-unit residential project at 93 Monroe Avenue, in St. George, located on Staten Island’s North Shore. The developer is seeking a zoning variance from the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA), DNAinfo reported. The proposal includes roughly double the number of residential units permitted under current zoning and would rise 20 feet above the height cap. The block-thru assemblage consists of four single- and two-story houses. Neither new building applications nor demolition permits have been filed. The lots were acquired for an undisclosed amount in 2015. Staten Island Borough President James Oddo is publicly urging the BSA to reject granting a the variance.
Property owner George Smith, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, two-family residential buildings at 5511-5517 Arthur Kill Road, in Tottenville, located on the southern tip of Staten Island. One will measure 3,887 square feet and the other will measure 5,662 square feet. Across both, the residential units should average 2,387 square feet apiece, indicative of large, family-sized configurations. There will be a total of six off-street parking spaces, three of which will be located in a garage. Mark D. Lipton’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 110-foot-wide property is currently occupied by a two-story, single-family house. Demolition permits were filed in December. The site is located a block from the Tottenville station on the Staten Island Railway.