In 2002, the pavilion in Staten Island’s Conference House Park, which is located in an area that makes it very prone to storm damage, was rebuilt as part of a $14 million park renovation project. But not even 10 years later, in 2011, the pavilion was closed due to weather damage to the roof and deck that forced the city to deem the structure unsafe for the public. Almost six full years later, the pavilion is still closed and awaiting repair.
A $3.7 million renovation has been in place for the pavilion, but, as Curbed New York reports, a series of setbacks has kept the project from progressing. The project received funding in 2015, but stalled due to inter-agency conflict. Later, in 2016, construction was also set to begin, but was once again delayed.
However, it appears as though construction on the project will finally get underway this year, as the Department of Parks has issued an invitation for construction bids.
Once completed (if another delay is indeed avoided) the new pavilion will provide 4,200 sf of space and can be used for weddings, concerts, or other public events. Sage and Coombe designed the new pavilion.