The Stapleton Waterfront Development in Staten Island, New York. Courtesy WRT.
We led a team of consultants in designing the infrastructure and future park for a mixed-use development of the 36-acre former Navy homeport site in Stapleton, Staten Island. With nearby rail and ferry service and unmatched views of New York Harbor and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the site offers myriad development opportunities.
Our Transportation team finalized the location of new roadways, utilities, and streetscape amenities for a program that included a new linear park along the waterfront and a cove area with access for kayaks. Interior roads from the homeport were removed and the adjacent street (Front Street) was widened and aligned with three parcels designated for future development. Large landscaped areas were mapped out to form a single vibrant public space. To connect the proposed development and park space to the surrounding community, Transportation prepared design documents for the reconstruction of Front Street and the adjacent five connector streets to Bay Street. New storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, landscaping and street trees, bike lanes, lighting and traffic signals were incorporated into the design.
Phase 1 (select building demolition) was completed in 2012. Phase 2 (new infrastructure and roadways) was completed in November 2013. Phase 3 (parkland) is slated to begin construction in early 2014 with a goal of completion in early 2015. Residential (five story) construction for the first two development sites also started in 2013.
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