DCP and the West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation are pleased to announce the release of the West Brighton BOA Nomination Report as part of the formal request for the designation of the West Brighton BOA to the New York State Department of State. View the Nomination Report.
The Nomination Report is a product of the many contributions from residents, business owners, property owners, and stakeholders that participated in the BOA’s public outreach events and workshops held over the past two years. This public input helped formalize and refine the community’s vision for the BOA and produce a strategic plan for achieving this vision.
The Nomination Report includes a description of the public participation efforts for the BOA, an existing conditions analysis of the BOA study area, and a set of recommendations for the redevelopment of strategic sites and guiding future planning efforts in the area.
In the upcoming months, the BOA team will schedule presentations of the BOA recommendations. A copy of the presentation and the recommendations action agenda can be viewed here. If you are interested in attending in these presentations or would like additional information regarding the BOA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following up on the North Shore 2030 Report’s recommendations, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) is partnering with the West Brighton Local Development Corporation (WBLDC) to work with the community and stakeholders through early 2015 to craft a strategic plan for the West Brighton area with the goals of improving public access to waterfront and public parks, supporting new and existing maritime industrial uses, expanding retail and community services and providing a safe, multi modal transportation network along Richmond Terrace. The planning process will consist of evaluating existing conditions -- such as land use, zoning, transportation, infrastructure, socioeconomics, market conditions and retail trends -- and result in a proposed zoning and infrastructure framework to support these long-term goals for Staten Island’s North Shore.
The study area boundaries include both waterfront and upland properties, stretching from Westervelt Avenue in the east to Rector Street in the west and including the neighborhoods of New Brighton and West Brighton. This planning effort is being completed in coordination with the Port Richmond Brownfield Opportunity Area to provide transit opportunities, and neighborhood connections from St. George to Mariners Harbor.
This effort is funded by a grant from the New York State’s Department of State Brownfield Opportunity Area program. These grants support community-based planning efforts to identify neighborhood revitalization strategies and the redevelopment of underutilized potential brownfield sites.
North Shore 2030: The Department of City Planning and the Economic Development Corporation released the North Shore 2030: Improving and Reconnecting the North Shore’s Unique and Historic Assets in December 2011, the culmination of a collaborative two-year effort among City and State agencies, over 200 local experts – residents, business leaders and civic stakeholders - to craft a vision for the North Shore of Staten Island. The final report details long-term recommendations necessary to meet the 2030 Vision that will guide public and private investment and land use decisions over the next 20 years.
A key element of planning for the future of the West Brighton BOA is understanding the community’s vision for the neighborhoods that make up our study area. In addition to a series of public workshops conducted at Walker Park, we are providing a website platform that allows the public to provide additional input and to answer focused questions for strategic sites in the BOA.
Each of the four BOA subareas has been mapped and labeled with the key planning concepts specific to that area. Please review each map and click the comment button to access the comment sheet. Scroll down below to get started!
New Brighton is strategically located between two of the North Shore’s biggest assets – Snug Harbor and the St. George district. In order to help create a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly mixed-use corridor between these assets, City Planning would like to know what the public thinks is an appropriate scale of development for the properties fronting on Richmond Terrace between Jersey Street and Snug Harbor.
Please take a look at the three development options to the left. Assume that as part of any rezoning and redevelopment scenario, the area’s transportation infrastructure – Richmond Terrace, sidewalks, bike lanes, transit – would all be improved. After you’ve had time to consider your preference, please answer question 2 from the list below.
The West Brighton BOA Steering Committee consists of representatives of civic organizations, elected officials, and public agencies with local perspectives and expertise in transportation, environmental, waterfront, residential and business issues. The Committee plays a key role in informing the study through steering committee meetings and one-on-one listening sessions with the project team. In addition, the Steering Committee assisted in outreach efforts to ensure their membership and the community at large was engaged in the North Shore planning effort.
The following organizations and agencies are represented on the Committee:
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program is a New York State Department of State, Office of Communities and Waterfronts grant program that provides funding assistance to communities for activities related to the creation of neighborhood revitalization plans for areas affected by multiple brownfield sites and economic distress. Through a community supported planning process, the BOA program is intended to help communities formulate effective strategies to return vacant and underutilized sites and areas back to productive use while simultaneously restoring environmental quality.
The goal of the BOA program enables communities to:
The program consists of three steps:
In New York City, Brownfield Opportunity Area programs have been funded across the five boroughs. To learn more about the BOA program please visit the Department of State, Office of Communities & Waterfronts.
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