Last month, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development kicked off plans to redevelop a publicly-owned property on the North Shore of Staten Island.

The approximately 115,000-square-foot property, located at 539 Jersey Street, currently serves as a garage for the sanitation department. Following a series of community meetings and workshops - the first of which will occur at the JCC Gerard Carter Center on Tuesday, April 4, from 6 pm to 8 pm - the site is expected to be converted into affordable housing and community amenities.

“All of New York City needs more affordable housing – and this public site in Staten Island offers a perfect opportunity to provide safe, quality homes to the North Shore community,” said HPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrión Jr. in a news release. “We develop stronger projects when we work in partnership with the community, so I encourage New Yorkers to get involved in the community visioning process, so we can deliver the best outcome for the Jersey Street Site.”

The property is located in an area developed with apartments, single-family homes, churches, and businesses. Redevelopment of the site is being enabled by the construction of a new sanitation department garage.

Planning for the Jersey Street site originated in 2019 with the Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan, which provided approval for affordable housing and amenities on the property.

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