North Shore 2030

Staten Island’s North Shore includes an extremely diverse range of development with unique opportunities to capitalize on its existing assets and significant potential through near and long term planning.

Similar to the Working West Shore 2030 study, the North Shore Study—which was completed in 2011) grew out of a recommendation from the Mayor's Growth Management and Transportation Task Forces.

NYCEDC and the NYC Department of City Planning partnered to conduct a comprehensive land use and transportation study to identify opportunities for improved transportation connections, job creation, environmental protection, public access, and other public goals. The study created a framework that could be used to guide future zoning and development actions by identifying alternative land use scenarios, including transportation and other infrastructure investments necessary to support each scenario.

Study Area

The study area ran from Arlington Marsh in the west, to the St. George Ferry Terminal in the east, the Kill van Kull in the north, and Forest Avenue in the south.

The two crucial east-west transportation linkages within the study area were the former North Shore Right of Way and Richmond Terrace, which were both closely examined as opportunities to improve residential and commercial mobility.

The study area had an extremely diverse range of development and includes working maritime industrial uses in close proximity to historic communities and commercial centers.

Project Goals

NYCEDC initiated this in-depth development study to ensure that future land use and transportation growth patterns on Staten Island, particularly on the North Shore, meet the following economic growth objectives:

  • Include improved transportation connections, including mass transit and improved roadways for vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic
  • Support future reuse of North Shore Right of Way
  • Create and retain jobs in the active maritime industry
  • Protect environmentally sensitive areas
  • Enhance historic residential and commercial neighborhoods
  • Provide greater public access to current and future recreational areas

Community Engagement

Community engagement was essential to creating a North Shore Action Plan that lead to meaningful public and private investment, increased opportunity, and a higher quality of life for North Shore communities.

The success of the study relied upon the input of North Shore residents – the project’s "inside experts." In addition, Community and Technical Advisory Committees, made up of civic, public, non-profit, and private sector leaders, helped NYCEDC and NYCDCP to reach a broad and diverse group of stakeholders. These committees also provided guidance on project direction and recommendations throughout the study.

Community engagement included three rounds:

  1. Kick-off meetings with the Advisory committee and general public were held in early April 2009 and provided an opportunity for over 60 Staten residents to hear the project team’s initial due diligence, discuss the project’s scope, and provide critical feedback that will help set and shape priorities for the entire study;
  2. A second round of Advisory Committee and public meetings that will help to refine initial recommendations and rank priorities; and
  3. A third round when refined recommendations will be presented and the project team will gather a final round of feedback before the production of a final deliverable.

Advisory Committee Presentation

The first Advisory Committee meeting was held on December 15, 2008, and the second was held on October 14th, 2009. View the Community Advisory Committee presentation.

Open House Sessions

NYCEDC and the Department of City Planning held three rounds of public engagement over the last year and half. Please see below to review the presentations given at all three public Open House sessions.

December 2008 Advisory Committee Presentation

April 2009 Open House Presentation

April 2009 Open House Summary

November 2009 Open House Presentation

November 2009 Open House Budget Game

November 2009 Open House Budget Game Results

November 2010 Presentation

November 2010 Open House Presentation

November 2010 Open House Meeting Summary

Documents and Reports

Existing Conditions Report - Part 1

Existing Conditions Report - Part 2

Market Analysis Executive Summary

North Shore 2030 - Part 1

North Shore 2030 - Part 2

North Shore 2030 Action Agenda