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Staten Island’s neglected Seaview Hospital slated for major redevelopment

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The city wants to create a health-focused mixed-use development

Following in the footsteps of the now in-development New York City Farm Colony on Staten Island, the mostly abandoned Seaview Hospital Campus, across from the Farm Colony, is now set to be redeveloped as well, YIMBY reports.

The city’s Economic Development Corporation is partnering with Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and NYC Health and Hospitals to transform Seaview into a mixed-use health-focused development that will be known as Sea View Healthy Community.

Very few details have been revealed so far, but the city will issue a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) later this year. They envision a redeveloped campus that has residential facilities, some of them affordable, public spaces, and landscape that promotes physical activity.

In addition, the city wants the retail component to focus on farm-to-table restaurants, community farms, and groceries.

The 25-acre Seaview campus opened over a hundred years ago in 1913. It’s where patients with tuberculosis were treated in the first half of the 20th century, but following the invention of a cure, the operations there began to wind down starting in the 1950s. Today, less than half of the campus’ 40 structures are occupied. Seaview was landmarked in 1985, and the new proposal to transform the space would have to be approved by the city’s Landmarks Commission first.