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.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission took another step towards clearing its formerly 95-item backlog of sites calendared pre-2010. The commission designated seven properties in two boroughs – Staten Island and Manhattan. There was also a non-backlog designation.
The last of the concrete has been poured for the New York Wheel, the 630-foot-tall Ferris wheel under construction next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. After four years of delays, CEO Rich Marin and his crew of investors are ready to start building the huge tourist attraction on the island’s North Shore.
Staten Island has long been the city’s slowest-growing borough, but the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing it to develop more housing. Last Wednesday, the Department of City Planning organized a public forum on the mayor’s plan to rezone Bay Street, an industrial swath of Staten Island’s north shore, in order to encourage new apartments and retail.
Property owner Raymond Masucci, doing business as an anonymous Staten Island-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 211-215 Raritan Avenue, in Dongan Hills, located on Staten Island’s East Shore. One will measure 3,874 square feet and the other will measure 3,900 square feet. Across both, the the full-floor apartments should average a family-sized 1,236 square feet apiece. Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record. According to the Buildings Departments, a single-story house on the 94-foot-wide plot of land was demolished in March. The project is located six blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station.