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Projects & Proposals > Staten Island > Special St. George District Printer Friendly Version
Special St. George District Rezoning - Approved!
Overview | Existing Zoning and Context | Proposed Actions | Public Review

  Update October 23, 2008:
On October 23, 2008 the City Council adopted the Special St. George District Rezoning. The zoning changes are now in effect.

St. George Panorama

On April 10, 2008, the Department of City Planning (DCP) presented its proposal for a St. George Special District at the St. George Theater on Staten Island. DCP, working with a broad spectrum of community stakeholders, neighborhood residents and local elected officials has developed a comprehensive planning and rezoning strategy to foster and frame future development in St. George, the transit hub and civic center of Staten Island.

The proposal has the following goals:

  • to build upon St. George’s existing strengths as a civic center, neighborhood and transit hub by providing rules that will bolster a thriving, pedestrian-friendly, business and residence district

  • to establish zoning regulations that facilitate continuous ground floor retail and the critical mass needed to attract a broader mix of uses;

  • to require a tall, slender, building form that reflects its hillside topography and maintains waterfront vistas;

  • to encourage the reinvestment and reuse of vacant office buildings.

  • to accommodate an appropriate level of off-street parking while reducing its visual impact
  • The department has committed to additional meetings with neighborhood civics, business groups and Community Board 1 to present and discuss this proposal in order to ensure public awareness and respond to questions and concerns.
    View the St. George District Rezoning Plan Presentation.

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