Bye bye, Brooklyn? It’s been over two years since former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg broke ground on Stapleton, Staten Island’s much-anticipated $150 million waterfront complex and now thanks to a new teaser website, it seems that the massive redevelopment of a former U.S. Homeport Naval Base is getting close to completion. Marketed to young renters looking for an “antidote to the constraints of modern day accommodation,” URBY Staten Island will offer 900 LEED-certified market-rate apartments, 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and ample green space that could give other boroughs a run for their money.

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Once completed, the large development will offer residents a chance to live in a vibrant 36-acre, mixed-use waterfront community. The URBY complex is being geared towards young professionals with projected amenities such as an on-site urban farm, a communal kitchen with resident chef, a pool and deck area, tons of green space and walking paths, and, of course, the much-coveted waterfront esplanade.

Related: Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

In addition to its residential units and community-focused surroundings, the URBY complex will offer 35,000 square feet of retail space. According to Curbed NY, tenants will be able to enjoy a hot cup of joe from the locally-sourced coffee chain, Coffeed, which has reportedly signed up for space in the complex.

Although specific details on price have not yet been announced, units are expected to start leasing in spring.


Via Curbed NY

Images via Ironstate Development