Staten Island-based property owner James Mangone has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 370-374 Crystal Avenue, in Westerleigh. That’s a neighborhood just north of CUNY College of Staten Island. Each of the buildings will measure 3,459 square feet. In both, there will be one unit on the ground floor, followed by a second unit on the two upper floors. They should average 1,198 square feet apiece, indicative of family-sized apartments. Each will come with a single-car, 297-square-foot garage. James V. Morri’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 8,000-square-foot plot was occupied by a single-story house until that was demolished earlier this month.
Staten Island-based Foster Development has filed applications for five two-story, two-family houses at 109-125 Greenfield Avenue, in Clifton. That’s a neighborhood along Staten Island’s North Shore. The buildings will each measure between 3,960 square feet and 4,043 square feet. Across the entire development, the full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 1,331 square feet apiece. Each house will also feature a single-car garage in the cellar. Joseph M. Morace’s Staten Island-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 188-foot-wide, 23,124-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The site is three blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station.
Staten Island-based Terra Estates has filed applications for two three-story, two-family houses at 91-95 Fremont Avenue, in Grant City. That’s a neighborhood located along Staten Island’s East Shore. The houses will each measure 3,233 square feet and will host a single unit on the ground floor, followed by a second unit on the second and third floors. The apartments will likely boast family-sized configurations. Each house will come with a 300-square-foot, single-car garage. James V. Morri’s Staten Island-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 7,500-square-foot property was occupied by a two-story house until that was demolished in 2014. The neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station is a stone’s throw away.
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.