Downtown Staten Island 日期:2016-05-05 来源: 浏览次数:


Downtown Staten Island Overview

Encompassing the vibrant neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton, Downtown Staten Island (SI) is a unique and bustling community that is poised to grow significantly over the next few years. Downtown SI, the transportation and civic hub for the borough, has over 31,000 residents including a growing population of young people and some of the most diverse communities on Staten Island. More than 4,000 people work in Downtown SI, many of them in the expanding healthcare, accommodation, food service, and education sectors. Every day 70,000 commuters pass through the Ferry Terminal in St. George, crossing paths with the 5,000 tourists who ride the ferry and stop to enjoy local cultural institutions and nearby retail and dining. 

In 2017 residents and tourists alike will have access to some of the best views in the city from the world’s largest observation wheel, which will open on the St. George waterfront in Downtown SI. Next door, Empire Outlets is expected to draw 4.5 million shoppers per year when completed, and mixed-use waterfront projects along the island’s North Shore will provide space for expanding businesses and hundreds of new housing units, as well as open up new walking paths and some of the city’s best vistas.

Development Timeline

Summer 2013 Ground breaking at New Stapleton Waterfront
Fall 2013 MakerSpace, the Staten Island Business Incubator, opens
Spring 2014 Flagship Brewery, a Staten Island Storefronts: Race for Space recipient, opens
Summer 2014

Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge at the St. George Ferry Terminal opens

MakerSpace expands office space

National Lighthouse Museum soft opening

Summer 2015

New New York State Supreme Court Courthouse to open

Summer 2015

Construction to begin at Lighthouse Point

Spring 2015

Groundbreaking at The New York Wheel

Groundbreaking at Empire Outlets

Summer 2016

National Lighthouse Museum opening

Downtown Staten Island

Development Projects

Four exciting new projects led by NYCEDC are in development in Downtown SI: Lighthouse Point, The New York Wheel, Empire Outlets, and the New Stapleton Waterfront. These four projects will build on Downtown SI’s existing strengths while providing Staten Island residents with additional retail options and better access to the underutilized waterfront, and they will encourage the two million tourists who ride the Staten Island ferry each year to step outside the Ferry Terminal and experience all that Downtown SI has to offer.

The New York Wheel

Details: The New York Wheel will be built just north of the Staten Island Yankees Ballpark and a quick walk from the St. George Ferry Terminal. At 625 feet tall, it will be 84 feet higher than the Singapore Flyer, currently the tallest observation wheel in the world. Thirty-six capsules, each holding up to 40 passengers, will provide unparalleled views of the New York harbor. The wheel is expected to welcome 30,000 riders per day during peak season and an estimated 4.5 million visitors per year. At the base of the Wheel, a new Terminal Building will include retail, restaurants, a 950-space parking garage, a 4-D theater and exhibition space about New York City history, alternative energy, and environmental sustainability.

Timeline: Construction is expected to begin in winter 2014/2015 and be completed in 2017.


Empire Outlets

Details: One hundred twenty-five designer outlet retailers, a variety of restaurants and cafes, and a 200-room hotel will soon draw residents and tourists alike to the area now used as a parking lot between St. George Ferry Terminal and Staten Island Yankees Ballpark. BFC Partners will construct Empire Outlets, the 340,000-square-foot retail complex and 130,000-square-foot hotel, above a new, 1,250-space structured parking garage. Visitors will enjoy expansive open corridors to the water, contemporary materials reflective of the industrial waterfront, and a green roof visible from the harbor.

Timeline: Designed by SHoP Architects, construction on Empire Outlets is expected to begin in fall 2014 and be completed at the end of 2016.


Lighthouse Point

Details: Located between St. George Ferry Terminal and the Stapleton waterfront, the Lighthouse Point development will include more than 100 residential units, 20% of which will be permanently affordable; a hotel; a diverse mix of retail shops and dining options; considerable public open space; and ample parking. Long the site of Coast Guard activities, the site has been vacant since 1984. The historic structures on the site, including four buildings, a set of underground vaults, and a wall, will be rehabilitated and incorporated into the development.

Timeline: Construction is set to begin in fall 2014 and be completed by late 2019.


New Stapleton Waterfront

Details: The former Navy Homeport is being transformed into a vibrant and environmentally sustainable addition to the Stapleton waterfront and Staten Island community. Located just east of the Stapleton station of the Staten Island Railway, what was once a 35-acre U.S. Naval Base will soon be a mixed-use residential community. In accordance with the community-driven, LEED-certified New Stapleton Waterfront Development Plan, the development will activate an underutilized campus through significant improvements in public infrastructure and the sustainable development of new housing and retail, while reconnecting surrounding neighborhoods to the waterfront for the first time in generations.

Timeline: Ironstate Development Company broke ground in 2013 on the first new buildings, with occupancy expected to begin in 2015. In 2014, NYCEDC completed the first phase of Front Street reconstruction and started construction on additional public improvements around the campus, including a new waterfront esplanade and open space.


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