First Permits Filed for Lighthouse Point: 35A Bay Street, Staten Island
New building applications filed Friday call for a 16-story, 116-unit development at 35A Bay Street, along the waterfront in the northeastern part of the borough. Those apartments will be divided across 97,760 square feet of residential space, for an average unit of 842 square feet. 13 stories of apartments will be stacked on top of two stories of retail, with 47,207 square feet of commercial space.
The 174-foot-tall building will fill a large, vacant lot owned by the city in the most transit-rich and accessible part of Staten Island. And it will still have a parking garage with 256 underground spaces. Applications have also been filed to build a three-story, 46,000 square foot parking garage next door. It will have another 149 spaces, bringing the project’s total up to 405 parking spots.
Staten Island has poor public transit and the highest rates of car ownership in the city, but this might be the one location where a developer could build less parking.
The ferry terminal is steps away, along with a stop on the Staten Island Railroad and several bus lines.