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Plans Revealed for Office Building with its own Wine Vineyard

By Nicholas Rizzi | August 11, 2017 3:10pm | Updated on August 14, 2017 9:04am
 Developers filed plans to build the office building Corporate Commons Three which will have a wine-producing vineyard, a rooftop garden and more.
Developers filed plans to build the office building Corporate Commons Three which will have a wine-producing vineyard, a rooftop garden and more.
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TRAVIS — An office building with its own wine vineyard got one step closer to coming to Staten Island as owners on Thursday released new renderings and filed plans with the city to build the $20 million, 330,00 square-foot Corporate Commons Three project.

The eight-story building — designed by CetraRuddy — will rise inside the Teleport business park on South Avenue and include a 40,000 square-foot rooftop garden that will produce greens and honey to be used at a farm-to-table restaurant at the site, according to the firm.

The filing was first reported by New York Yimby.

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The restaurant — Pienza Pizza, Pasta & Porchetta — will operate as a non-profit and donate its proceeds to charity, a spokeswoman for owners the Nicotra Group previously said.

 Developers filed plans to build the office building Corporate Commons Three which will have a wine-producing vineyard, a rooftop garden and more.
Developers filed plans to build the office building Corporate Commons Three which will have a wine-producing vineyard, a rooftop garden and more.
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The grounds will also have a vineyard that will grow grapes and produce a Staten Island vintage.

"It's a truly contemporary workplace in a unique setting, and it shows that Staten Island has the potential to become one of the most desirable office markets in New York," Eugene Flotteron, principal of CetraRuddy, said in a statement.

Plans for the building include 324,982-square-feet of space dedicated to commercial use and 3,336-square-feet set aside for manufacturing.

The Nicotra Group, which already owns two buildings inside the Teleport and the Hilton Garden Inn, purchased the nine-acre plot of land for $3.6 million from the Port Authority last year, the Staten Island Advance reported.

Last year, the city released a request for proposals for a 7.5-acre parcel of land on the site for uses including food manufacturing, modular construction, flood defense system fabrication and green energy system manufacturing.

Corporate Commons Three still needs approval by the city before it can start construction, and the owners did not say when they expect construction to be complete.