STAPLETON — The city is looking for designs to expand and improve waterfront access in Stapleton, part of the redevelopment of Staten Island's former Navy Homeport.
The city's Economic Development Corporation released a Request for Proposals last week for the planning, design and engineering of the next phase of their New Stapleton Waterfront project, a spokesman for the EDC said.
The RFP will cover the infrastructure and waterfront open space improvements for the Homeport site — a decommissioned Navy Base on Front Street — which first phase includes two buildings with 900-apartments, 30,000 square-feet of retail space, parking and a public esplanade, the EDC said.
The latest RFP, which covers Phase 2 and 3 of the project, aims for designs to expand and improve access to the waterfront in the neighborhood, the spokesman said.
In 2013, the city broke ground on the first phase of the project, a $180 million LEED-certified mixed-used development led by New Jersey-based Ironstate Development.
The estimated budget for the second and third phase of the project is $70 million and the city has not set a timeline for construction yet, the spokesman said.
The deadline to submit applications is March 16.