Another Step Forward for Sea View Hospital Transformation
A place to live, work and play, all designed with an emphasis on health.
That's the idea behind the Sea View Healthy Community, which is one step closer to becoming a reality.
The New York city Economic Development Corporation is taking proposals from private developers now through April 28th.
Already, it has received more than 100 design proposals to redevelop the old medical campus into a mixed-use community.
Staten Island has the highest rates of cancer and heart disease in the city, and the senior population here is expected to more than double by 2030.
The NYC EDC says the project will partner with medical research foundations to create an innovative way for people to get and stay healthy.
"People are going to have direct access to nature, they're going to be encouraged to walk around their community, they're going to have health facilities right there on campus and all of that is going to yield to a healthier place where people walk around, live, socialize, and hopefully we can reduce people's heart disease and cancer rates as well," said EDC President and CEO James Patchett.
The EDC says The Sea View Healthy Community will be the first of its kind in the country. Currently, less than half of the old campus are being used.