STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After a months-long delay related to COVID-19, Staten Island is one step closer to utilizing state funding to help revitalize the North Shore.
Announced last November, the $10 million in funding is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Downtown Revitalization Initiative” aimed at helping downtown areas across New York. In Staten Island, the area runs along much of the Bay Street Corridor from the Richmond County Bank Ball Park in St. George to Tappen Park in Stapleton.
The borough secured the funding after Borough President James Oddo’s office submitted a proposal in partnership with the Staten Island Economic Development Corp. and the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.
On Tuesday, during an online meeting, representatives from a consulting firm assisting the local planning committee, which is co-chaired by Oddo and SIEDC President & CEO Cesar Claro, laid out the 17 proposed projects that would use varying amounts of the money.