Four-Story, 35-Bed Drug Rehab Facility Opposed At 263 Port Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond
Staten Island Community Board 1 has voted to disapprove Camelot’s plans for a four-story, 35-bed drug rehabilitation facility at 263 Port Richmond Avenue, on the western end of Port Richmond, on Staten Island’s north shore, DNAinfo reports. The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) granted the project $1 million in January. The project’s local opposition comes as Staten Island suffers from some the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city. It would replace Camelot’s existing two-story facility, although demolition permits have not been filed yet. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with opening targeted for 2019.