City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, City Council Member James S. Oddo, Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and other partners joined Met Council on Monday, June 10th to celebrate the construction of The Brielle at Seaview, a new affordable assisted living residence for seniors on Staten Island. The NYC Economic Development Corporation’s Build NYC Resource Corporation (Build NYC), the Staten Island Borough President’s office as well as grants from the New York City Council are funding construction of the 103,000-square-foot, 188-bed assisted living and memory care residence and an 11,500-square-foot building for social and recreational use. The funds will also be used to renovate a historic landmarked building for visitors. When opened in the spring of 2015, the building will bring 84 new jobs to the community.
“As our population continues to grow, we must make sure that New York’s seniors have access to quality, affordable housing,” said Speaker Christine C. Quinn. “The Brielle at Seaview will provide affordable assisted living to Staten Island’s seniors and create dozens of new jobs for New Yorkers. I thank the Met Council for their tireless efforts to provide relief to New Yorkers in need and am proud to support construction on Staten Island’s newest, assisted living facility.”
Borough President James P. Molinaro commented, “I am delighted that construction is finally beginning on this long-awaited senior housing project. This modern, state-of-the-art assisted living facility will fulfill a great need – it will give our seniors the option to remain here on Staten Island, close to their family, friends and physicians. The facility includes a recreation center where residents can meet, socialize, and even see a show in a small theater. I would like to thank Speaker Quinn, Councilman Oddo, Randy Lee of the Leewood Real Estate Group, the Met Council and the NYCEDC for paying tribute to the needs of our seniors and protecting their quality of life. They deserve it. They helped make this country what it is and we owe them that commitment.”
The Brielle at Seaview is adjacent to Met Council’s Park Lane at Seaview. This phase of development will be followed by a second phase to create 213 new condominium units for independent living adults on the 15-acre site.