nancy owens studio

affordable housing, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Major Developments, Staten Island

Vengoechea & Boyland, New York City Farm Colony, Staten Island farm colony, Staten Island development, Nancy Owens Studio

Rendering via Nancy Owens Studio

Over a year ago, 6sqft shared the news that Staten Island’s abandoned farm colony was set to undergo a massive rehabilitation that included a large senior housing building and a massive public park. And just yesterday, the City Council approved the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s plan to sell 45 of the┬ásite’s 96 acres to Staten Island developer Raymond Masucci for $1, according to the Times.

Mr. Masucci will pour $91 million into the project, dubbed Landmark Colony, rehabilitating five crumbling Dutch Revival-style structures, tearing down five more but saving their stones for reuse, preserving a 112-year-old dormitory “as a stabilized ruin,” constructing 344 condominiums for the 55 and older crowd, and designing 17 acres of public outdoor space.

More on the project and the history of the site

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.