Tenants are starting to move in at Urby Staten Island in Stapleton. The two building rental property from Ironstate Development sits on 7 acres of land, formerly home to an unfinished naval base that closed in 1993. A Dutch architecture firm, Concrete, has designed the four and five story structures clad in window wall and metal panel.
Residents will have access to a bevy of amenities that include a bodega, communal kitchen, urban garden, two-floor fitness center, outdoor pool, filtered water bottle filling station, bike room, and digital package system. The communal kitchen will be overseen by a chef in residence and offer cooking classes to residents.
The 5,000-square-foot urban garden, managed by a resident farmer, will raise produce to be sold in the on-site bodega and for the meals prepared in the communal kitchen.
The two buildings offer 571 apartments that range in size from studios to two-bedrooms, including 115 affordable units. Some units feature waterfront views of Lower Manhattan and a leftover pier from the former naval base.
At the eastern end of the site, residents will have access to a new waterfront esplanade with views to Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan.
A second phase of the development, offering an additional 325 units on an adjacent site, is scheduled to open in 2018.
Architect: Concrete; Developer: Ironstate Development; Program: Residential; Location: Staten Island, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.