Port Richmond Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA)
The city’s North Shore 2030 Report recommended that the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) work with the local community to craft a strategic plan for the Port Richmond area. In early 2012, DCP partnered with the Northfield Community Local Development Corporation (NCLDC) to work with the community to identify the action items necessary to implement the strategic plan. The goals of this plan would follow the recommendations of the North Shore 2030 Report which supported the creation of new retail services and jobs, strengthening the working waterfront, and providing needed amenities including open space and waterfront access. The planning process will consist of evaluating existing conditions -- such as land use, zoning, transportation, infrastructure, demographics, socioeconomics, market conditions and retail trends -- and result in a proposed zoning and infrastructure framework by summer 2013 to support these long-term goals for Staten Island’s North Shore.
This effort is funded by a grant from the New York State’s Department of State Brownfield Opportunity Area program. These grants support community-based planning efforts to identify neighborhood revitalization strategies and the redevelopment of underutilized potential brownfield sites.
The study area boundaries include Port Richmond Avenue from the Kill Van Kull waterfront to Beekman Street and the North Shore neighborhoods of Elm Park, Mariners Harbor and Arlington. The map below identifies the two key areas of research.
Sub-Area A in red notes the Port Richmond Avenue corridor for which funding has been awarded for research on existing conditions, identifying potential strategic brownfield sites, analyzing economic and market trends and working with the community to identify potential redevelopment strategies.
Sub-Area B in blue notes the North Shore neighborhoods for which funding has been awarded for research on existing conditions. The NCLDC has submitted a grant application to include this area for additional research to identify potential strategic brownfield sites, analyze economic and market trends and work with the community to identify potential redevelopment strategies.
North Shore 2030:
The Department of City Planning and the Economic Development Corporation released the North Shore 2030: Improving and Reconnecting the North Shore’s Unique and Historic Assets in December 2011, the culmination of a collaborative two-year effort among City and State agencies, over 200 local experts – residents, business leaders and civic stakeholders - to craft a vision for the North Shore of Staten Island. The final report details long-term recommendations necessary to meet the 2030 Vision that will guide public and private investment and land use decisions over the next 20 years.
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