The former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, located in Staten Island, has been vacant since 2011 with Empire State Development looking for developers to repurpose and revitalize the old facility into an economic center for the Island.
Since 2013, Broadway Stages has been committed to redeveloping the Arthur Kill facility into an economic center for the Staten Island community. Looking to bring the film and television industry into Staten Island, Broadway Stages wants to share the economic boon and benefits with local Staten Island business owners and residents. It is no secret that film production requires not only hundreds of personnel to produce each episode but also require local services such as food, location, or supplies from local vendors. Just as Broadway Stages sources all of our resources from local Brooklyn based businesses, Staten Island Stages will follow the same commitment towards the local neighborhood businesses. This translates to restaurants getting daily orders, construction material from Staten Island businesses, and businesses being paid using its locations to for filming. The reinvestment back into the Staten Island business will create a cycle of continual economic prosperity between the incoming film industry and business owners.
When selected to develop the property in 2014, Broadway Stages has invested financial resources into the property to help bring the property up to building code, provide working electric and water utilities, and hired security among other necessary services to develop the property. Even prior to yesterday's closing, Broadway Stages was fully committed to maintaining the property for the past few years. With the closing completed, Staten Island Stages will be able to start construction for 5 new full sound stages, production offices, construction shops, and set dressing spaces. In total, upon the completion of Staten Island Stages, there will be an expected 1,300 new jobs created in the area added to the Staten Island economy with the construction of the facility to employ 350 workers on the project.
Set to open on 2018, Staten Island Stages aims to become the best sound stages location for Staten Island and hopes to bring in major economic benefits to the Staten Island business owners and people. Staten Island Stages Coming Soon!