Triangle Equities’ huge, mixed-use Lighthouse Point project is one step closer to becoming a reality next to the Staten Island ferry terminal in St. George.
New building applications filed Friday call for a 16-story, 116-unit development at 35A Bay Street, along the waterfront in the northeastern part of the borough. Those apartments will be divided across 97,760 square feet of residential space, for an average unit of 842 square feet. 13 stories of apartments will be stacked on top of two stories of retail, with 47,207 square feet of commercial space.
YIMBY revealed new renderings and details about Lighthouse Point last month. The permits have more residential and less retail than the developer’s initial plan, which included 110 apartments and 67,000 square feet of commercial space. Twenty percent of the units, or 23 apartments, will rent at below-market rates to families making up to 60% of the Area Median Income.
The retail part of the development will encompass a grocery store, restaurants, office space, and possibly an anchor retail tenant. A 12-story hotel with 180 rooms will round out the project, aiming to capitalize on two million tourists a year who ride the ferry and may one day visit the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel next door. Plans have not yet been filed for the hotel.
The 174-foot-tall building will fill a large, vacant lot owned by the city in the most transit-rich and accessible part of Staten Island. And it will still have a parking garage with 256 underground spaces. Applications have also been filed to build a three-story, 46,000 square foot parking garage next door. It will have another 149 spaces, bringing the project’s total up to 405 parking spots.
Staten Island has poor public transit and the highest rates of car ownership in the city, but this might be the one location where a developer could build less parking.
The ferry terminal is steps away, along with a stop on the Staten Island Railroad and several bus lines.
Cooper Carry Architects are the architects of record, and Garrison Architects partnered with them on the design.