Architect’s rendering of the proposed Meals on Wheels facility. Image credit: Rampulla Associates
Commissioners found design choices made new facility in Seaview Hospital complex look like a suburban office park. On June 7, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission considered a proposal for a new Meals on Wheels facility in a vacant site at 460 Brielle Avenue in the Seaview Hospital section of the New York City Farm Colony-Seaview Hospital Historic District. The proposed new two-story building would be used as a Meals on Wheels facility serving the whole of Staten Island, with space for a kitchen, food storage, offices, and loading areas for trucks and volunteers. The plan will also require City Planning’s approval as the site lies within a Special Natural Area District.
Revised design for new Clubhouse. Image Credit LPC.
Applicants presented design plans and greater detail, and revised plans for new clubhouse to better relate to historic buildings. On October 28, 2014, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve an application for binding and advisory reports for the redevelopment of the New York City Farm Colony-Seaview Hospital Historic District. The developers of the site are NFC associates, who plan to use the 45-acre site to create 350 units of housing for people aged 55 or older, as well as for retail and community facility space. (read more…)
EDC's Brielle Avenue RFEI
Developers asked to incorporate historic preservation into proposals for Brielle Avenue parcel. The City’s Economic Development Corporation on March 6, 2012 issued a request for expressions of interest for the redevelopment of an approximately 46-acre site located on Brielle Avenue in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Staten Island. The majority of the property was originally used as an institutional work farm for the poor, known as the New York City Farm Colony, but has been vacant for over 30 years. The Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1985 designated the site as part of the Farm Colony – Seaview Hospital Historic District. EDC, working in coordination with Landmarks and local City Council Member James S. Oddo, seeks proposals that would transform the area in a way that would complement and enhance the surrounding community. The site is also within a Special Natural Area District that mandates City Planning Commission review of proposals.