Borough President Vito Fossella joined Mayor Eric Adams, the City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Council Member Kamillah Hanks for the announcement of the $400 million "Staten Island North Shore Action Plan," which will create jobs, housing, a new school, and open space on the waterfront.
The action plan outlines 7,500 family-sustaining jobs, the completion of 2,400 housing units on city-owned property, 600 kindergarten to eighth-grade public school seats, retail developments, and 20-acres of open space. It is expected to generate an economic impact of $3.8 billion.
“We believe the North Shore waterfront is an untapped jewel,” said Borough President Fossella at a press conference. "That jewel should be shined for the whole world to see and for all Staten Islanders to enjoy. We must commit ourselves to use this time to enhance and to improve the waterfront once and for all. We are thankful that Mayor Adams and the NYCEDC delivered on their promise to invest in Staten Island and revitalize an area that has long been ignored. We are excited for the prospect that someday soon, the waterfront will be fully accessible for the community to enjoy and utilized fully for recreation, housing, and community engagement. Additionally, we are excited to see this project be utilized to provide good-paying jobs and economic opportunity for Staten Islanders.”
Also included in the action plan are initiatives to use public investment to support private development, continue supporting arts and culture on the North Shore, and facilitate partnerships between NYCEDC and private stakeholders to prioritize economic mobility and job opportunities for the local community.