The Bay Street Corridor @ Downtown Staten Island Neighborhood Planning Study aims to examine key land use and zoning issues in the neighborhood, but also take a broader, more comprehensive look at current and future community needs to identify a wide range of strategies and investments for the Bay Street Corridor’s growth and vitality. For example, we would look at creating a new mixed-use district on the North Shore of Staten Island to support the borough’s downtown neighborhoods, provide a wider range of retail and services, and expand affordable housing options for a range of income groups, including seniors and young adults within walking distance of the ferry.
The Study is a part of Housing New York, the Mayor’s housing plan to build and preserve affordable housing through community development initiatives and to foster a more equitable and livable New York City. Housing is considered “affordable” if a household spends no more than a third of its total income on housing costs.
The Bay Street Corridor @ Downtown Staten Island Neighborhood Planning Study aims to include strategies for:
This study builds on the North Shore 2030 Report, released in December 2011. This ground-up planning process intends to leverage $1 billion public and private investments recently devoted to St. George and along the Stapleton Waterfront.
Surrounded predominately by residential zoning districts along the principal connection between St. George, Stapleton, and the Verrazano Bridge, the Bay Street Corridor study area is defined as an existing M1-1 manufacturing zoning district, where as-of-right residential development is currently not permitted. Rezoning this area is an opportunity to reimagine this urban corridor to enable development which will better serve the surrounding neighborhoods and capitalize on the existing transportation infrastructure within one of Staten Island’s most transit rich areas.
The Context Area has been defined by the 2010 US Decennial Census Tract boundaries and have enabled a more robust demographic analysis of the area to be undertaken. The Bay Street Corridor @ Downtown Staten Island initiative will evaluate identified neighborhood needs within the Context Area and evaluate potential strategies to meet these identified needs.
The Bay Street Corridor Team continues to engage local residents, civic organizations, community groups and elected officials to create a community-supported vision for the Bay Street Corridor.
What Is The Bay Street Corridor Team?
The Bay Street Corridor Team consists of 11 City agencies, led by the Department of City Planning in coordination with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The following City agencies continue to be a part of the Team to help solicit input, answer community questions, and provide technical expertise as part of Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan:
Local Advisory Committee
Early in the process, a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) was formed to involve stakeholders in the planning process and serve as a liaison for various communities within the neighborhood. The LAC is an advisory body that consists of a variety of stakeholders, detailed below. LAC meetings have typically been held on a monthly basis to update members on the planning efforts underway and to provide an additional forum for community input. The Bay Street Corridor LAC members, titles, and organizations are listed below:
|James Oddo (Bob Englert)||Borough President||Borough Hall|
|Debi Rose (Christine Johnson)||Councilmember||
|Community Board 1 Representatives|
|Vinnie Acconero||Land Use Chair||Community Board 1|
|Joseph Bird||Member||Community Board 1|
|Nicholas Siclari||Chairperson||Community Board 1|
|Dr. Demetrius Carolina||Reverend||First Central Baptist Church|
|Rev. Daniel Delgado||Chaplain||121st Precinct|
|Rev. Maggie Howard||Reverend||Stapleton UAME Church|
|Larry Beslow||Chair||Stapleton Area Committee|
|Theo Dorian||President||St. George Civic Association|
|Nancy Galarza||Treasurer||Van Duzer Civic Association|
|Kamillah Hanks||President & CEO||Historic Tappan Park Community Partnership|
|Mirjana Lucan (David Glick)||President||Mud Lane Society|
|Priscilla Marco||President||Van Duzer Civic Association|
|Geraldine Parker||President||Stapleton Tenant’s Association|
|Mike Penrose||President||Ward Nixon Civic Association|
|Sarah Power||Architect/Board Member||Power Design Studio/St. George Civic|
|Leticia Remauro||Secretary||SI Downtown Alliance|
|Barnett Shepherd||Member||Preservation League of SI|
|Gary Angiuli||Founding Partner||Angiuli & Gentile, LLP|
|Linda Baran||President||SI Chamber of Commerce|
|David Barry (Greg Russo)||Principal||Ironstate Development|
|Don Capoccia||Principal||BFC Partners|
|Bobby Digi||President||N Shore Business Alliance|
|Dan Clark||Planner||Staten Island Economic Development Corporation|
|DB Lampman||Owner/Artist||SI Makerspace|
|Ed Pollio||Owner||50/50 Skatepark|
|Other Community Representatives|
|Jermaine Cameron||Principal||Eagle Academy|
|Joanne Gerenser||Executive Director||Eden II|
|Steven Mayes||Lieutenant||The Salvation Army|
|Dr. Dan Messina||President/CEO||Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC)|
|Greg Mihailovich||SI Organizer||Transportation Alternatives|
|Gena Mimozo||Grants Administrator||Staten Island Arts|
|Henry Thompson||CEO||Community Health Center of Richmond|
Major Outreach Events
As of May 2016 , there have been five major public outreach events hosted by the Bay Street Corridor Team:
|June 11 & 13, 2015||
Public Open House
|November 12 & 14, 2015||
Fall Urban Design Workshop
|February 18 & 20, 2016||
Zoning & Housing Analysis
|March 31, 2016||
Commercial Needs Workshop (SBS & EDC)
|May 19 & 21, 2016||
Draft Neighborhood Strategy Workshop
|June 15, 2016||
Public Scoping Meeting
|October 2016 (dates TBD)||
Draft Neighborhood Plan
Other Public Outreach Events
The Bay Street Corridor Team has attended the following events hosted by others:
|2015||May 19||SI Developer Roundtable|
|June 24||Historic Tappen Park Partnership Reception|
|July 08||Make the Road|
|August 04||SI Chamber of Commerce and N Shore Business Association|
|August: 05, 25, 30
September: 08, 13
|Tabling Events: North Shore Business Association, SI Yankees, St George Greenmarket, NSBA Restaurant Crawl, Community Fair (hosted by CM Rose)|
|September 08||Van Duzer Civic Association|
|September 16||SI Real Estate Development Roundtable Luncheon|
|November 05 & 22||Preservation League of Staten Island Presentation|
|2016||February 02, March 01 & June 07||Van Duzer Civic Association|
|February 25||Roff Street Neighborhood Cooperative|
|March 14||Serpentine Civic Board Meeting|
|March 19||SI Arts|
|April 21||CB1 – Clinton/Concord/Stapleton Area Committee|
|April 21||Make the Road|
|April 23||Tabling Event: St George Day|
|April 27||SIEDC Business Conference|
|May 11||Bay St Commercial Corridor Revitalization Workshop (Led by SBS)|
|May 18||SI Real Estate Development Roundtable Luncheon|
|June 07||Let’s Rebuild Cromwell Coalition|
|June 08||SIEDC Green and Clean|
|June 30||SI Developer Roundtable|
|June 30||Bay Street Landing|
Be sure to continue to check out the Bay Street Corridor website for upcoming events.
Formal Public Review – Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)
The New York City Charter requires certain actions that are reviewed by the City Planning Commission to undergo a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). ULURP is a standardized procedure whereby applications affecting the land use of the city would be publicly reviewed. During ULURP, the Community Board, Borough President, and members of the general public have an opportunity to provide comments on the proposed land use actions and associated environmental review. The City Planning Commission (CPC) takes into consideration any written comments as well as testimony during public hearings, and votes on an application. If the CPC approves, the application is sent to the City Council, where another public hearing is held before a City Council vote.
Public review pursuant to ULURP will be required as part of the following discretionary actions under consideration as part of the Bay Street Corridor:
Through this ground-up planning process, DCP is organizing a range of events and activities to most effectively engage with the community.
If you would like to get involved, keep checking this webpage and our Get Involved page for upcoming events.
Were you unable to attend the Public Open House sessions? We still want to hear from you! Guests at the Open Houses responded to the questions below, and you can still provide your input through our feedback form.
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