Stapleton Waterfront Park

Staten Island, NY
  • Ecological Design
  • Urban Design
  • Waterfront / Resiliency

The New Stapleton Waterfront is a 35 acre mixed-use development on the site of the decommissioned Homeport U.S. Naval Base along the North Shore of Staten Island. SCAPE is working in collaboration with ARUP for Phase 2 and 3 landscape of the project which includes 7.5 acres of open space and bike paths, unlocking over half a mile of publicly accessible shore line alongside this emerging neighborhood.

Located directly adjacent to Stapleton’s SIR train station and minutes away from the Staten Island Ferry, the project provides a critical link in a growing network of open spaces that are transforming the North Shore. In geologic time, the site lies at the edge of New York’s terminal moraine, shaped by the outwash of the Harbor Hill formation and later expanded by human action into the harbor for shipping, railroad, and military activities. Today, the established neighborhoods of the North Shore are expanding towards the water, adding affordable housing, commercial development, and community spaces to their new waterfront.

Client

  • NYC Economic Development Corporation

Collaborators

ARUP
Marpillero Pollak Architects
Mclaren Engineering Group
Great Ecology