As promised earlier this year, the New York City Economic Development Corporation has launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) to redevelop the crumbling, 80-acre Seaview Hospital complex at 460 Brielle Avenue, in central Staten Island. The city is seeking a development team to transform the former tuberculosis hospital into a mixed-use neighborhood called Sea View Healthy Community. There would be a mix of medical offices, retail spaces, residential units including affordable housing, community facilities, and public open space. Proposals are due March 24, 2017, DNAinfo reported.
In September, an undeniably flashy proposal to modify an Upper East Side rowhouse went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. It was not well-received. Last Tuesday, a scaled-down version won over the commissioners and work can now proceed at 210 East 62nd Street.
What remains of a 19th century house in the Clinton Hill Historic District will finally be replaced. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved construction of a new four-story, four-unit residential building at 476 Washington Avenue.
New York City now has 140 historic districts across its five boroughs. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted, unanimously, to designate the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. The designation completes preservation of the South Village.
Two years ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission floated the idea of clearing its backlog of items from before 2010 by simply de-calendaring all of them. That was not well-received, to put it lightly. So, they devised a series of steps to actually address those 95 items. That process nearly came to an end today, with the designation of 10 new city landmarks.