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Bay Street Corridor @ Downtown Staten Island

Bay Street Corridor @ Downtown Staten Island
Environmental Review - Notice of Public Scoping Meeting

The City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) process has commenced for the Bay Street Corridor, which will study how the land use actions may affect the environment.

Bay Street Corridor @ Downtown Staten Island

Bay Street Corridor Study Area

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. 

PDF Document View the Study Area and Context Area boundaries

The Study is a part of PDF Document 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 PDF Document 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.

PDF Document Learn more about Bay Street Corridor’s history and context

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:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks)
  • New York City School Construction Authority (SCA)
  • Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
  • Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  • Department of Design and Construction (DDC)
  • Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER)
  • Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR)

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:

NAME (REPRESENTATIVE)TITLEORGANIZATION
Elected Officials
James Oddo (Bob Englert) Borough President Borough Hall
Debi Rose (Christine Johnson) Councilmember

City Council

Community Board 1 Representatives
Vinnie Acconero Land Use Chair Community Board 1
Joseph Bird Member Community Board 1
Nicholas Siclari Chairperson Community Board 1
Religious Leaders
Dr. Demetrius Carolina Reverend First Central Baptist Church
Rev. Daniel Delgado Chaplain 121st Precinct
Rev. Maggie Howard Reverend Stapleton UAME Church
Civic Representatives
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
Business Representatives
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:

DATE EVENT
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:

YEAR DATE MEETING
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
October: 26
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:

  • City Map Amendment (Re-zoning and extension of the Special Stapleton Waterfront District);
  • Zoning Text Amendment (to tailor urban design provisions within the Bay Street Corridor and lift the height limit from 55’ to 125’ on Parcels A and B1 (Phase III) in the Special Stapleton Waterfront District to match heights in the Bay Street Corridor and permit better open space planning);
  • Disposition of City Owned Property (55 Stuyvesant Place, Jersey Street Sanitation Garage, and 54 Central Avenue);
  • City Map Amendment (to “de-map” an unimproved street across 54 Central Avenue and adjacent lots).
Click here to learn more about ULURP

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.

Learn more about recent meetings held and what we’ve learned from the community

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.

Email: baystreetcorridor@planning.nyc.gov
Mailing Address:
130 Stuyvesant Place
Suite 603
Staten Island, NY 10301
Telephone: (718) 556-7240