The proposed Staten Island Special Districts Zoning Update is a collaborative effort to modernize and rationalize 40-year-old rules that guide development and environmental preservation in three areas of Staten Island: Special Hillsides Preservation District, Special Natural Areas District and Special South Richmond Development District. This proposal will make home improvement projects less costly and burdensome for property owners while strengthening the protection of the borough’s unique natural features like wetlands and the Serpentine Ridge. Learn more about the Staten Island Special Districts Zoning Update.
Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan is one of our neighborhood planning studies to work collaboratively with the community, other city agencies and various stakeholders in the Bay Street Corridor to develop comprehensive strategies and recommendations to foster affordable housing, capital investments, community resources and transportation improvements. Learn more about the Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan - Adopted 06/26/19
Resilient Neighborhoods - East Shore Neighborhoods looks at developing a strategy to address long-term flood risks. The East Shore was selected for the study not only because it was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, but also because of the area’s built character and land use challenges. Learn more about the Resilient Neighborhoods - East Shore Neighborhoods - Adopted 09/07/17
One of the priority recommendations from the East Shore Resilient Neighborhoods report is to modify the zoning rules in the New York State Buyout Areas of Oakwood Beach, Graham Beach, and Ocean Breeze. The proposed Special Coastal Risk District will limit density in these highly vulnerable areas, protect sensitive natural areas, and ensure that new development is consistent with open space and infrastructure plans. Learn more about the East Shore Buyout Areas Special Coastal Risk District Text Amendment and Rezoning.
West Brighton Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) looks at crafting a strategic plan for the West Brighton area with the goals of improving public access to waterfront and upland open space, supporting new and existing maritime industrial uses, expanding retail and community services and providing a safe, multi modal transportation network along Richmond Terrace. Learn more about the West Brighton Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA).
Port Richmond Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) follows up on the North Shore 2030 Report recommendations and looks at crafting a strategic plan for the Port Richmond area with the goals of supporting new retail services and jobs, strengthening the working waterfront, and providing needed amenities including open space and waterfront access. Learn more about the Port Richmond Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA).
Working West Shore 2030 lays the framework for future investment and land use decisions on the West Shore of Staten Island. The final report identifies strategies that will help create jobs, upgrade infrastructure, preserve open space and manage growth over the next twenty years. Learn more about the Working West Shore 2030.
Staten Island North Shore - Land Use & Transportation Study, initiated at the recommendation of the Mayor’s Growth Management Task Force, looks at identifying opportunities for creating jobs, increasing public waterfront access, improving transportation connections, strengthening neighborhood centers and addressing environmental challenges. Learn more about the Staten Island North Shore - Land Use & Transportation Study.
|Projects with Approved Zoning||Adopted Date|
|Lower Density Growth Management and Commercial Corridor Rezoning||01/18/2011|
|Cross Access Connections Rezoning||06/10/2009|
|Special St. George District||10/23/2008|
|Special Natural Area District||02/02/2005|
|Lower Density Growth Management||08/12/2004|
|Staten Island/Bronx Special Districts Update (Withdrawn)|
|Fresh Kills Park|
|Charleston Transportation Study (2003)|
|Staten Island South and West Shore Greenways Master Plan (2003)|