Organization Name: Douglaston Development
Project Location: 155 Friendship Lane, Staten Island
Seaview Site C is a two-wing 5-story affordable housing development completed in August 2018. The building provides 160 affordable apartments and various indoor and outdoor community spaces for residents’ enjoyment. Situated in the New York Farm Colony – Seaview Hospital Historic District, the building was designed to fit within the context the historical Seaview development site and received approval by New York City Landmarks. The development was made possible through 420 (c ) tax exemption benefits and the HPD and HDC Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA) Program. The project serves as one of the first implementations of the SARA term sheet in New York City.
Douglaston Development privately purchased this vacant site and developed it into an architecturally appropriate community asset. Seaview will offer studio and 1-bedroom homes to residents. The building includes free parking and outdoor amenities for senior residents to age-in-place in a verdant, quiet, and natural landscape setting. Douglaston is partnering with the Staten Island Jewish Community (SI JCC) Center to provide on-site social services and connect residents to program offerings both at the SI JCC’s nearby facility and throughout Staten Island.
Douglaston Development has over 40 years of experience in affordable housing development and a long-standing partnership with the City through our core affordable housing practice. Douglaston Development has developed nearly 3,000 low and mixed-income developments with HPD and HDC’s financing, including our most recent Crossroads project with 425 units, 60,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space, and below-grade parking spaces located in Mott Haven, Bronx.
Architecture: Magnusson Architecture and Planning
General Contractor: Levine Builders
Sustainability: Steven Winters Associates