Location: Far Rockaway, New York
Building Type: Multi-Unit Residential
Construction Type: Mass Construction
Project Phase: Under Construction
Year of Construction: 2019
Gross Square Footage: 103,000

Project Team

Architect: Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
Developer/Owner: L&M Development Partners
Passive House Consultant: Steven Winter Associates
Project Submitted by: Steven Winter Associates

Project Description

Beach Green Dunes I and II is a sustainable and resilient housing development in Far Rockaway, Queens comprised of 228 affordable units within two buildings, each designed to Passive House standards. Located a block from the Atlantic Ocean, the development distinguishes itself through color and ground floor fenestration and includes at grade and raised green spaces with interior amenities for residents such as recreation and fitness spaces and laundry facilities.

Phase I, a seven story, 101-unit building, was completed in the Fall 2017, while Phase II, an eight story, 127-unit building has just completed construction documents. The complex provides much needed affordable housing to the Edgemere area. Advanced sustainable components at Beach Green Dunes includes a progressive building envelope and HVAC systems to provide unprecedented levels of comfort and air quality. The innovations of the core structure are augmented by a series of environmental design considerations such as a bio-swale garden to treat and retain storm water, solar photovoltaics on the roof and a geothermal heating/cooling system underground.