New Stapleton Waterfront Park opens on Staten Island, creating 1200+ jobs
NEW YORK CITY — New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Department of Parks and Recreation, New York State Department of State, Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Council Member Debi Rose and New York State Assembly Member Matthew Titone announced the opening of New Stapleton Waterfront Park, a public access esplanade that will connect Stapleton and surrounding neighborhoods with new access to the waterfront. The six acre park includes grass and landscaped areas, benches, water fountains, a fish cleaning station, and lit walkways. The City completed major road reconstruction and created the waterfront park to facilitate community connections and bring more open space to Staten Island’s North Shore.
The New Stapleton Waterfront is an important milestone in the neighborhood’s growth with its central location and close proximity to public transportation. This redevelopment will anchor the revitalization of Bay Street and the Stapleton community, which is currently undergoing a neighborhood rezoning process to spur mixed-use development and economic growth. Through this project and others along the North Shore, NYCEDC has worked to transform the area into a dynamic hub that will create economic growth and thousands of jobs, support existing waterfront amenities and provide new waterfront uses.
The park accompanies a robust redevelopment effort along the waterfront that includes 900 new rental apartments and over 35,000 square feet of commercial space as part of Ironstate Development’s URBY Staten Island project. The creation of New Stapleton Waterfront Park and other redevelopment efforts have created over 1,100 construction jobs and 150 permanent jobs.
Photo rendering courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corporation