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Farm colony’s redevelopment as senior complex under review

Landmarks panel supportive of 70-acre Staten Island project, but seeks clearer design plan
October 01, 2014 02:15PM

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is expected to approve the redevelopment of the New York City Farm Colony, a 70-acre campus of abandoned buildings on Staten Island, into a 350-unit complex for senior citizens.

Developer NFC Associates has proposed the project, which would preserve six of the historic properties. Three would be used for residences, while the others would serve as storage and mixed-use facilities.

The commission requested that the design team, V+B Architecture’s Tim Boyland and Nancy Owens Studio’s Nancy Owens, provide a clearer explanation of the look. Commissioner Adi Shamir-Baron described the plans as “really strong” and asked if the developer could stabilize more of the crumbling properties, Curbed reported.

The commission designated the area as a historic district in 1985. [Curbed]Mark Maurer