Rothschild & Partners was part of an award winning team on an
urban renewal design competition sponsored by HPD for a beachfront site at Arverne, in
the Rockaways. The team's members, developer
Beechwood-Benjamin, architects Ehrenkrantz Eckstut and
Kuhn and QRP, developed a plan that responds to the many
environmental challenges of the site.
An open space system consisting of parks, alleys, paths
and roadways connects the community to the beach,
incorporating native plantings, habitat restoration and
best management practices for storm water run-off. A new
commercial street will anchor the development.
Mid-rise apartment buildings and other public buildings
will incorporate green-roof technology. Along the
development's beachfront, a beach preserve will be
developed to help protect endangered flora and fauna.
Images: Perspective view of waterfront, perspective view of commercial street.
Click for master plan.