A large retail development is in the works to revamp Hylan Plaza, aiming to turn New Dorp into Staten Island's new "downtown hub."
[Graphic source: kimcorealty.com]
Kimco Realty, owner of the Hylan Plaza shopping center, has posted plans for a new, multi-level complex called "The Boulevard." Development will allow for the addition of nine new buildings to the site on Hylan Blvd at Ebbits Street, while only keeping two existing buildings. Since the work is still in the conceptualization phase, a spokesperson for the company was unable to determine when construction would begin. It is not known which of the existing stores in the space will remain there.
Currently, Hylan Plaza is home to about 32 stores. "The Boulevard" will have ground-level stores with sidewalks and outdoor dining space. Larger stores and entertainment spaces will take up the second level.
It's no surprise that another big shopping development is planned for Staten Island. Similar announcements have been made for the areas of St. George and Stapleton. Could our borough be the next big thing in NYC commerce?