|Location:||Staten Island, NY|
|Architect:||Cooper Carry, Perkins Eastman and Garrison Architects|
The existing Lighthouse Point Complex, St. George, Staten Island is the site of a unique mixed-use waterfront development at the base of the Staten Island Ferry. The project as planned includes retail shops, restaurants, a 164-room hotel and approximately 96 residential units housed in historic buildings along a waterfront esplanade. The site is the home of the Former U.S. District Lighthouse Depot. The former depot is comprised of many buildings and an historic perimeter wall.
For the investigation and assessment, Vidaris examined buildings 5, 6, 7, 8, the Vaults and the brick perimeter wall. The buildings were built between 1845 and 1918. Building 7 or the Old Administration Building is designated an individual landmark, buildings 5, 6, 7, 8 and exterior wall of the vaults are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The remainder of the site (including the perimeter wall) has been determined eligible for, but has not been listed on, the National Register. The buildings were principally used in the past as warehouses, an administration building, a lamp shop and barracks. The buildings are currently vacant and plans are underway to convert the spaces to commercial use.
For the restoration of Building 8 and new construction of Starwood Hotel & Resorts Westin Hotel, Vidaris is providing consulting and monitoring services. The hotel will be 190,000 sf, 12 stories and have 175 rooms, and will connect to existing Building 8.