Control Point Associates, Inc. (Control Point) has partnered with New York-based developer, Triangle Equities, to bring their expertise to the significant revitalization of the St. George district on the North Shore of Staten Island.
With vision to create a transit-oriented, commercial, residential, retail and hospitality destination, Triangle Equities needed a full service professional land surveying company to make the project successful.
“This project was unique in the sense Control Point was able to demonstrate our array of diverse services and support through each phase of the design process,” Greg Sawulski, Senior Project Manager at Control Point said.
“Control Point played a key role in moving the Lighthouse Point project forward,” said Lester Petracca, President of Triangle Equities. “Because of its placement atop the Staten Island Railway tracks, the project involves some very complicated factors, and Control Point has been able to navigate them with precision and ease.”
Control Point provided diverse services to the development such as but not limited to, Boundary, Topographic and Underground Utility Survey, Laser Scanning of the interior of the subway tunnel which ran through the development, Easement Sketches, Metes and Bounds descriptions, FEMA Base Flood Elevation Location and ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey.
“With plans of including an outlet mall, Ferris wheel, a ball park and the first true waterfront hotel there were many critical components that needed to come together,” John Lynch, Director of Surveying at Control Point said. “This was a monumental project that we have been a part of since 2007 and there were several critical milestones where we had to meet aggressive deadlines in order for the project to proceed. Overall it has been great exposure for us to exhibit our capabilities.”
Control Point has provided construction support to the general contractor, Hollister Construction Services, LLC including building control, pile layout for support of excavation and site benchmarks for vertical datum.
“A crucial element was providing construction layout services to identify the subway’s location for protection of the underground structure,” Andrew Weed, Project Manager at Control Point said. “Our team plans to stay involved throughout the lifespan of the project.”
Lighthouse Point includes nearly 65,000 square feet dedicated to retail and commercial space, which will bring a mix of unique retail shops and restaurants, as well as outdoor eating and entertainment space. Additionally, the transformative project includes the development of a 12-story residential tower with approximately 115 rental units, over an acre of waterfront public open space will be programmed for outdoor concerts, art exhibits, food festivals, etc. and an approximately 300-space parking garage will be added to the development.
Additionally, Triangle Equities will rehabilitate and repurpose the four historic structures, the historic wall, and multiple underground vaults currently situated on the site. The complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the development team plans to restore the property’s sense of history, while also incorporating the structures for modern uses. This will allow for more than 23,000 square feet of restaurant, office and hospitality space, including a new 145,000-square-foot, 175-room hotel tower featuring approximately 15,000 square feet of event space.