Staten Island west shore planning study released
In June, the NYC Department of City Planning and the NYC Economic Development Corporation released Working West Shore 2030, a land use and transportation planning report that provides recommendations for decision-making along the west shore of Staten Island to developers, property owners, civic stakeholders and elected officials. The study included many meetings with these and other groups, focusing in on local concerns.
Recommendations center on traffic congestion, building, economic, and growth management issues. Freshkills Park is emphasized as a “green oasis for the entire borough,” a key component to achieve one of the plan’s four main objectives, preserving and link open spaces. Other objectives include strategies for roadway, transit and regional connectivity improvements; for creating quality local jobs; and for improving community services and choices. Over the next few years, the planning team will continue to develop a separate work plan for specific implementation tasks and infrastructure project phasing.