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Staten Island West Shore - Land Use & Transportation Study
Working West Shore 2030


Introduction   Strategies   Neighborhoods   Implementation

Download PDF Document Chapter 2: Strategies for a Working West Shore.

Working West Shore 2030 defines four strategies for creating economic opportunity, managing growth, and providing infrastructure on the West Shore over the next 20 years. By accounting for demographic changes, physical constraints, the potential of existing job centers and the unique residential neighborhoods of the study area, the framework targets future growth opportunities and infrastructure improvements to a limited number of areas that:

  • Have concentrated amounts of developable and vacant/underutilized land;
  • Are accessible to current and future transit stops and highway exits;
  • Are near existing and future employment and commercial centers; and
  • Would support existing communities by their development.

1. Create Quality Local Jobs
Create high-paying, community-sustaining jobs by:
  • Protecting and preserving existing manufacturing zoning for diverse industrial uses
  • Building on existing employment centers
    - New York Container Terminal
    - Teleport/SI Corporate Park
    - Bricktown and Charleston Retail Centers
  • Connecting industrial properties to infrastructure and improved transit opportunities
    - Goethals Bridge
    - Key roadway extensions and upgrades
    - Future express bus stops and park and ride locations
    - Freight rail expansion on the Travis Rail Branch
    - Maritime and shoreline improvements
  • Exploring new development
    - Maritime uses on public properties and waterfronts (e.g.,    Rossville; Bloomfield)
    - Commercial uses near existing Staten Island Railway stations   and future bus stops/park and ride locations

2. Connect the West Shore

Connect communities and businesses with the rest of the borough and the region, while reducing auto dependency and minimizing the traffic impact of new development by:
  • Improving the local road network
    - Widen / upgrade existing roads
    - Build new roads
    - Separate truck traffic from residential communities
    - Improve cross-island connections
  • Creating a sustainable transit network
    - Build upon SIEDC's West Shore Light Rail Transit    recommendations to create a Rt. 440/WSE   Bus Transit    Corridor
    - Expand local bus destinations
    - Improve transit connections to New Jersey and regional   destinations
    - Create new park and ride facilities
    - Relocate and improve Staten Island Railway stations

3. Preserve and Link Open Space
Preserve existing open space and establish, activate and connect new ones to existing areas and to nearby communities by:

  • Preserving natural lands
  • Recovering and reutilizing brownfield areas
  • Creating open space and new connections
    - Arlington and Mariners Marsh, Freshkills Park and    Fairview Park
  • Expanding the Bluebelt system
  • Bringing the West Shore to its shoreline
  • Celebrating historic places
  • Encouraging development that provides open space and remediation

4. Improve Community Services and Choices
Diversify housing options and concentrate expanded services and infrastructure investments adjacent to existing communities by:
  • Creating and expanding local retail and services
  • Providing more housing options for younger and older Staten Islanders
  • Leveraging growth to improve sewer infrastructure and roadways in existing neighborhoods
  • Focusing growth to support more transit options

To view how these strategies will be implemented at the neighborhood level, please see the Neighborhoods page.


Introduction   Strategies   Neighborhoods   Implementation

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