Staten Island-based Vanduzer Development has filed applications for a three-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 360 Van Duzer Street, in Stapleton, located three blocks from the neighborhood’s Staten Island Railway station. The structure will measure 14,784 square feet. The project will include 3,123 square feet of commercial-retail space on the ground and cellar levels. There will be eight residential units above, averaging 956 square feet apiece, which means family-sized rental apartments or possibly condominiums are in the works. Igor Zaslavskiy’s Brooklyn-based Zproekt Architecture is the architect of record. The 65-foot-wide, 13,000-square-foot lot was occupied by a burnt-out house until is was demolished earlier this spring.
Property owner Joseph Molino, doing business as KDC of Staten Island, has filed applications for twin three-story, two-family houses at 18-20 Adams Avenue, in Grant City, located three blocks from the Jefferson Avenue station on the Staten Island Railway. Each will measure 3,970 square feet, with one residential unit on the ground floor and the second located across the second and third floors. Across both houses, the units should average a family-sized 1,546 square feet apiece. Staten Island-based Michael Deruvo & Associates Architects is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed late last year to remove the site’s existing single-story home.
Back in 2013, Texas-based Staten Island Marine Development began remediating the 676-acre vacant swath of land located west of the West Shore Expressway and north of Bloomfield Avenue, in Boomfield, Staten Island. Roughly 252 acres of the property will be permanently preserved as wetlands, while 330 acres is expected to be developed into an industrial complex with warehouses, a logistics center, and a marine terminal. Now, applications have been filed for a 46-foot-tall, 450,000- and 970,000-square-foot heavy manufacturing warehouses at 566 Gulf Avenue 586 Gulf Avenue. Matthew Hoelzli’s Garment District-based Marguelies Hoelzli Architecture is the architect of record. In addition to the remediation, the development area is also being raised to at least 10 feet above sea level, as part of the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is involved in the preservation of the wetlands.
Dimola Construction Corporation has filed applications for twin two-story, two-family houses at 80-84 Mill Road, in New Dorp Beach, located on Staten Island’s south shore. Each of the homes will measure 3,891 square feet. Across both, the full-floor apartments should average 1,293 square feet apiece. That means the they will likely have family-sized configurations. Each of the structures will also have a 264 square-foot, single-car garage. Joseph M. Morace’s Staten Island-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 75-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story home.
In general, new construction reflects local real estate demand and community needs. But given New York’s position as a global economic hub, it is not surprising that one of the city’s largest engineering efforts is a direct response to a megaproject 2,200 miles away. The suspended roadbed of the 84-year-old Bayonne Bridge, which spans the Kill Van Kull strait between Staten Island and Bayonne, N.J., is too low for passage of the latest, giant container ships built to traverse the expanded Panama Canal locks. If the Port of New York and New Jersey fails to accommodate such vessels, the nation’s largest metro area would suffer considerable economic damage. To keep up with the canal’s expansion, slated to open later this year, the Port Authority is raising the bridge roadbed from 151 to 215 feet above the mean water level. The Navigational Clearance Project is expected to cost $1.3 billion.