From SI Live:
The Greater New York Councils (GNYC) of Boy Scouts has tapped an international commercial real estate firm to market Pouch Camp in the Greenbelt to the government or, possibly, private buyers — whichever can come up with the millions needed to make a deal.
A spokesman for GNYC said the company, Jones Lang LaSalle, had been selected but a contract had not been signed. The executive committee of the board of directors for GNYC voted late last month to hire a real estate firm to market the property with an emphasis on selling the development rights to the 120-acre camp to the city or state to preserve the site.
If a conservation easement can’t be secured, GNYC has said it may be forced to sell all or part of the camp to private developers. Pouch Camp would represent one of the largest parcels of undeveloped residentially-zoned land in the city if it hits the real estate market.
The land consists of 120 acres of woodland and lake in the heart of the Staten Island Greenbelt.