Permits Filed: 80 Scarboro Avenue, 72-Unit Building in Rosebank, Staten Island

80 Scarboro Avenue. image via Google Maps80 Scarboro Avenue. image via Bing Maps

Multi-family development is growing on Staten Island’s eastern shore. Last month YIMBY revealed plans for 400 apartments on an industrial site along Edgewater Street in Rosebank. Now we’ve spotted building applications for a 72-unit residential project at 80 Scarboro Avenue, just a few blocks south of the big Edgewater Street development.

The three-story building would rise on a large site bounded by Scarboro Avenue, Linden Place, and the Verrazano Narrows. The dead-end lot sits between a little slice of public waterfront called Alice Austen Park and NYCHA’s 10-story, 277-unit New Lane senior housing development.

80 Scarboro Avenue would hold 72 apartments spread across 70,510 square feet of residential space. Average units will measure a relatively spacious 980 square feet.

Each floor would have 24 apartments, and the cellar would host a 69-car garage. There would also be a 16-car parking lot Unfortunately, the city’s outdated zoning code requires one parking spot per apartment, which means that most of the parking is necessary to satisfy those rules.

Like much of Staten Island, Rosebank is zoned for suburban-style, low-density development. On this block, height limits cap new buildings at 35 feet tall, and this project is about as dense and tall as the zoning will allow. The building will only fill a third of the 79,000-square-foot development site, but another building couldn’t be constructed there unless the developer seeks an upzoning.

Great Kills-based Frank Mcerlean is the developer, and he’s hired Dongan Hills-based architect Stanley M. Krebushevski to handle the design.

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