A new plan was released last week for Staten Island’s North Shore. Staten Island North Shore Action Plan: Building a Vibrant, Mixed-Use Waterfront Community is a four-year roadmap.
Bolstered by $400 million in funding, the plan details strategic changes to the North Shore of Staten Island that will unlock 20 acres of public open space, create over 7,500 family-sustaining jobs, generate an estimated economic impact of $3.8 billion, and accelerate the completion of over 2,400 units of housing.
Priorities in the plan include redeveloping and reopening Pier 1 which was built for marine transportation and partially closed in 2017, NYCEDC plans to reactivate Pier 1 for public waterfront access and is currently working with local elected officials to secure additional funding to complete the project.
A New Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Bank Street site will be released later this year to solicit plans to activate the terminal building with year-round programming and events, along with new waterfront open space.Also:
- NYCEDC will also issue a new development request for proposals for the Stapleton Waterfront Site’s southern phase in fall 2023 and plans to conclude its open space development in 2027.
- Lighthouse Point and Staten Island Urby: NYCEDC will work to accelerate completion of these two existing housing projects.
- Construction will resume in the fall of 2023 on this $400 million public investment, focusing on executing the long-promised, two-mile waterfront esplanade, stretching from Stapleton to Tompkinsville to St. George — creating 20 acres of continuous waterfront access. The plan will also fully unlock the potential of the 2019 Bay Street rezoning, the 2008 St. George rezoning, and the 2006 Stapleton Waterfront rezoning.
“The North Shore of Staten Island is one of New York City’s diverse, up-and-coming waterfront neighborhoods and it deserves strong investments in its future. Thanks to this action plan, and the Department of City Planning’s upcoming collaborative planning work for Richmond Terrace, we’re ready to create new homes, jobs, amenities, and waterfront access to help these communities thrive,” said New York City Department of City Planning Director Dan Garodnick.