The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is planning for development of affordable housing and community amenities at the Jersey Street Site, located at 539 Jersey Street. HPD does this planning in collaboration with the community, so keep reading to find out how to get involved!
The Jersey Street Site is a City-owned property. The development of City-owned land for affordable housing is initiated through a competitive process called a Request for Proposals (RFP) that asks developers to respond to a set of goals and guidelines for the site that reflect community priorities.
The Jersey Street Site fronts Brook Street, Castleton Avenue, Jersey Street, Victory Boulevard and Pike Street on Staten Island’s North Shore. The site sits between the neighborhoods of St. George, New Brighton, and Tompkinsville. The Site is approximately 115,000 SF and currently operates as a Department of Sanitation (DSNY) garage. The Staten Island District 1 Sanitation Garage is an active facility that provides vital cleaning, collection and snow removal services to residents of Staten Island Community District 1. The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is currently constructing a new Staten Island 1 garage, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024. DSNY expects to relocate operations from Jersey Street to that facility once it is completed.
The Site is located on an irregularly shaped block populated with one- and two-family homes, a local business, and the Mount Sinai United Christian Church. The Site is surrounded by a mix of uses ranging from one-family homes to small apartment buildings, religious institutions, and local businesses. Jersey Street and Victory Boulevard are commercial corridors with neighborhood-serving retail and community facility uses. The Site is directly served by the S46, S48, S61, S62 and S66 buses on Victory Boulevard, and the S52 bus on Jersey Street, and is approximately one-half mile from the Tompkinsville Staten Island Railroad (SIR) station and one mile from the St. George Ferry Terminal.