Staten Island needs an comprehensive, island-wide zoning analysis with the goal of preserving neighborhoods and providing the foundation for property values to increase, identify parcels along the transportation corridor on the east, north and west shoreline where multi-story residential to house our senior and young population can occur and where manufacturing entities (job creators) can locate near to bridges for ease of product transportation. Comprehensive rezoning can allow Staten Island to retain its bucolic charm while also creating economic corridors that take advantage of America’s new focus on manufacturing at home. Comprehensive rezoning will also reduce traffic congestion, stabilize property values and help stem the rise of property taxes.
Mandate environmentally friendly building components for any development needing a variance or BSA approval. This will reduce the negative environmental impact of construction on the site