The Department of City Planning and the Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the release of Working West Shore 2030: Creating Jobs, Improving Infrastructure and Managing Growth, the culmination of a collaborative two-year effort among City and State agencies, over 300 community members, business leaders and civic stakeholders to craft a vision for the West Shore of Staten Island. The final report details strategies which will guide public and private investment and land use decisions over the next 20 years.
Released June 2011
In order to coordinate efforts and jumpstart the vision, the City has committed to several first steps over the next three years. Please review the Implementation page for a complete list of these recommendations and the West Shore 2030 Work Plan.
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Chapter 1: Jobs, Growth and the West Shore
The West Shore Land Use and Transportation Study was initiated at the request of the Staten Island Growth Management Task Force as a response to the call for government to coordinate its efforts and comprehensively plan for the future of this unique area. This Chapter describes the study area, the borough and West Shore’s challenges and opportunities and the issues prioritized through the public engagement process.
Chapter 2: Strategies for a Working West Shore
This Chapter identifies four overall strategies to guide public and private land use and infrastructure decisions by: creating quality local jobs, connecting the West Shore, preserving and linking open space and improving community services and choices. Read more about the strategies.
Chapter 3: Neighborhood Framework
Each neighborhood in the West Shore has unique assets and challenges. This Chapter details how the four strategies will be targeted to opportunity areas in the five neighborhoods of Arlington-Port Ivory, Bloomfield-Teleport, Travis-Freshkills, Rossville Waterfront and Charleston-Tottenville. Read more about the neighborhood framework.
Chapter 4: Implementation and Coordination
The realization of this 20-year vision will require the participation and diligent oversight of a multitude of stakeholders. The final report is designed to provide clear priorities to all of those who will ultimately implement its ideas — local and regional agencies, developers, property owners, civic leaders, local elected officials and both current and future residents. The report includes a full list of recommendations, and the West Shore 2030 Work Plan outlines the City’s three-year commitments. Read more about implementation.