Fencing is up around the site of Staten Island’s planned New York Wheel, in St. George, and it appears construction is now in full motion, per the Staten Island Advance. In 2014, YIMBY brought you renderings of the 630-foot-tall Ferris wheel, which ‘New York Wheel LLC’ is developing and Starneth BV is designing (with Perkins Eastman). Completion is expected in the first half of 2017, alongside the Empire Outlets, also in St. George.
Triangle Equities is set to break ground this fall on a huge mixed-use project just behind the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and YIMBY has new renderings of the hotel-retail-residential complex that will complement a proposed 630-foot-tall ferris wheel.
Door to Door Realty is in contract to purchase the vacant two-story, nearly 42,400 square-foot building at 78 Fort Place, in St. George, and plans to renovate the building into roughly 30 market-rate rental units. The developer expects to close on the property later this year, according to DNAinfo, with leasing beginning by late 2016. A hearing with community groups is scheduled in September. Previous plans were approved for a residential facility for the mentally ill.
Property owner Arne Mattsson has filed applications for a three-story, four-unit mixed-use building at the vacant lot at 210 Corson Avenue, in St. George on Staten Island. The building will measure nearly 3,500 square feet, and retail space on the first floor will span 1,160 square feet. Frank Vaccaro Architects and Engineers is designing.
DNAinfo reports BFC Partners have broken ground this week on Empire Outlets, a 100-store mall at 35 Richmond Terrace, in St. George. The development will also include an 11-story, 190-unit mixed-use hotel and residential building, and the entire project will total 443,000 square feet. DNAinfo also broke news of the mall’s most recently signed tenants; Applebee’s, Gap, and White House Black Market will together take 100,000 square feet, joining H&M and Nordstrom Rack.