West Brighton Exploratory Development Strategy

Client: West Brighton Local Development Corporation (WBLDC)
Faculty: Mark Newhouse and David Margalit
Team: Jennifer Consilvio, Muammar Hermanstyne, Cary Hirschstein, Eli Khazzam, Daniel Turley
Year: 2004
The Capstone team designed an exploratory economic development strategy for a selection of waterfront industrial brownfield sites in West Brighton, Staten Island. The project culminated in the suggestion of two economic development visions for the area, including a microindustrial artisan collective and a school and incubator for industrial and technological arts. The project included three phases: 1 A physical site assessment, including environmental review and development analyses to establish feasibility for redevelopment; 2 An economic and demographic review of the project area and greater region, including a study of applicable industries for the location; and 3 Collection of supplementary marketing materials for WBLDC to deliver its vision.