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FAR ROC Competition: for a resilient Far Rockaway - June 2013
ARVERNE DUNES ©
SUSTAINABLE WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT
Post Hurricane Sandy
Far Roc Competition Site Plan

A concept proposal for a new waterfront neighborhood featuring both urban and suburban attributes. While embracing its city surroundings, and offering urban density, the design capitalizes on the site's coastal elements to create the feel and lifestile of a beachfront town. The site plan emphasizes Community Board 14's priorities, aiming to meet the needs of developers, Rockaway residents and New York City government under updated FEMA recommendations for this flood zone site. The proposal was developed in collaboration with PLC Urban Planning & Policy.

Design Goals
Foster beach community ambiance for 1000 new dwellings and 200,000sf of commercial space.
Maximize open spaces, views and dunescapes. Minimize mass and density.
Adhere to FEMA post Hurricane Sandy flood zone recommendations.
Provide off-grid power generation capability.

 
     
 
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