New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) recently reviewed proposals to transform the grounds surrounding Charleston, Staten Island’s historic Kreischer Mansion into an 11-building residential complex. The LPC had generally positive comments about the project, located at 4500 Arthur Kill Road, but did request some minor changes to the proposals including the height of the new residential structures, proposed landscaping, and the distance between the Victorian home and the new construction.
Staten Island‘s North Shore has been booming with new development over the past few years, with projects including a new outlet mall, a ferris wheel, and various other residential and hotel infill. The rest of the island has also been brimming with similar proposals, with the Staten Island Mall also set for a major expansion. Now, Charleston, on the southwest corner of the island, is about to receive a substantial retail upgrade of its own, with plans submitted for a massive new shopping center totaling almost 600,000 square feet, dubbed the Riverside Galleria, next to Arthur Kill Road and the Outer Bridge Crossing.
Staten Island-based New York Concrete has filed applications for a four-story, 304,139-square-foot commercial warehouse at 2807 Arthur Kill Road, located in Charleston along Staten Island’s West Shore. The new building will contain retail space on the ground floor, followed by warehouse space on the second and third floors, and office space on the fourth floor. The project will include a green roof and 210 off-street parking spaces. Karl Fischer’s SoHo-based firm is the architect of record. The 173,698-square-foot property is vacant. A two-story house once occupied part of the lot until it was demolished in December.
Property owner Guido Passarelli, doing business as an anonymous Syosset, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for a suburban-esque three-story, 197,333-square-foot commercial-retail building at 165 Bricktown Way, in Charleston, located along Staten Island’s West Shore. The new building will contain retail space on the ground floor, followed by a movie theater on the second floor and an upper mezzanine level. The movie theater will be equipped with a concession stand, a bar/lounge, and offices. It’s unclear how many screens the movie theater will have, or who will run it. Philadelphia-based JKRP Architects is the architect of record. The site measures a whopping 479,290 square feet and is currently vacant.
The first commercial tenant has signed on to the 470,000 square-foot Riverside Galleria development now under construction at 4927 Arthur Kill Road, in Charleston, located on Staten Island’s southern end. The tenant will operate a 55,000 square-foot, 12- to 16-screen movie theater, according to DNAinfo. The general project will eventually include retail stores, restaurants and cafes, and opening is scheduled in 2017. Melohn Properties is the developer, and Casandra Properties is the leasing agent.