Our Successes

Empire Outlets

Ostroff Associates was retained to help obtain funding through the NYC REDC for the development of a one million square foot multi-faceted commercial center, known as the Empire Outlets, along the North Shore of Staten Island.

We were successful in obtaining an initial amount of funding; however, the project ran into unexpected labor obstacles in the city which increased the total budget substantially which threatened the project moving forward. In response to this, OA diligently worked with the Governor’s office, State Legislature and local government to find funding opportunities to fill the gap.

In addition, the site of the project, which is public land, faced many additional challenges that needed to be addressed relating to resiliency measures along the waterfront and the need to protect Staten Island’s transportation hub. Working again with government, we were able to obtain an additional $20 million to offset the cost of the resiliency measures.


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