Staten Island

  • Sea View Healthy Community
  • St. George Waterfront
  • Lighthouse Point
  • Replacement of Anchorage Channel Water Siphons
  • Landmark Colony
  • Saw Mill Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank Credits

Borough Overview

With a population of 473,279, Staten Island is the least populated of the boroughs, yet boasts the third largest area. It is a unique and bustling borough that is poised to grow significantly over the next few years. Empire Outlets—the first outlet store in the city—is expected to draw 4.5 million shoppers per year when completed, and mixed-use waterfront projects along the North Shore, such as Lighthouse Point and the New Stapleton Waterfront, will provide space for expanding businesses and hundreds of new housing units.



Sea View Healthy Community

Restoring the legacy of the Sea View Hospital Campus, Sea View Healthy Community is a proposed mixed-use, health-focused wellness campus integrating medical care, housing, retail, community facilities, and open space in a setting designed to prevent illnesses and promote healthy lifestyles.


New Stapleton Waterfront

The New Stapleton Waterfront development will activate and expand an underutilized waterfront, as well as unlock the opportunity for new development opportunities, including affordable housing, retail, and significant investment in public infrastructure.


St. George Waterfront

Staten Island’s waterfront will be transformed with the construction of the world’s largest observation wheel along with a new retail complex and hotel on two sites adjacent to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George.


Lighthouse Point

Lighthouse Point will include more than 100 residential units, a hotel, a diverse mix of retail shops and dining, considerable public open space, and parking.


Replacement of Anchorage Channel Water Siphons

This new siphon will ensure a backup water supply to Staten Island and will facilitate the City's ability to benefit from anticipated increases in cargo volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey.


Landmark Colony

Landmark Colony, the historic 45-acre site in Staten Island, is a former farm colony that operated from the early 1800s until 1975. The redevelopment of this site will reactivate a long-vacant property by providing much-needed senior-targeted housing to the borough and creating a new district that complements and enhances the surrounding community.


Saw Mill Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank Credits

Mitigation and Restoration Strategies for Habitat and Ecological Sustainability (MARSHES) is a vital initiative that is helping restore and protect New York City’s valuable wetlands while supporting investment in coastal infrastructure. As the first large scale project of the MARSHES initiative, New York City Economic Development Corporation is issuing this open Request for Proposals on behalf of The City of New York for the sale of compensatory mitigation tidal wetland Credits generated by the City’s first wetland mitigation bank. Under federal regulations, compensatory mitigation when applied to tidal wetlands means the restoration (re-establishment or rehabilitation), establishment, enhancement, and/or in certain circumstances preservation of aquatic resources for the purposes of offsetting unavoidable adverse impacts which remain after all appropriate and practicable avoidance and minimization has been achieved. The Saw Mill Creek Pilot facilitates both the improvement and protection of critical coastal resources, and the establishment of a predictable, efficient, and environmentally responsible process to serve the wetland mitigation needs in New York City.


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Staten Island MakerSpace

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The Staten Island MakerSpace is a non-profit, community workspace for makers, builders, tinkerers, hardware developers, hobbyists, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone with a curious mind who wants to make something. It offers tools, equipment, resources, workshops, and 6000 sq ft of space for you to make your ideas come to life.

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Workforce & Local Business /  Additional Services


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HireNYC connects the City's workforce development services to economic development projects, identifying the best City resources to meet a company's recruitment needs and encourage local hiring.

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Industrial Development Loan Fund

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The Industrial Development Loan Fund is a source of project financing for priority industrial real estate development projects in New York City.


Emerging Developer Loan Fund

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Providing capital to emerging developers who are working on real estate development projects in New York City.


Community Health Center Expansion Program

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The Community Health Center Expansion Program will provide real estate expertise, technical assistance, and grant support to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in New York City looking to expand.

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Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative

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The Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative provides early-stage companies using and developing advanced manufacturing technologies with up to $30,000 in funding over two years to support their growth in New York City.

Tax Incentives

Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH)

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FRESH promotes the establishment and expansion of neighborhood grocery stores in underserved communities by providing zoning and financial incentives to eligible grocery store operators and developers.

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Downtown Staten Island

Just minutes from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey, Downtown Staten Island is a significant asset in the Island’s continued economic and cultural expansion.