Arverne by the Sea: Retail Transit Plaza / Perkins Eastman

Arverne by the Sea: Retail Transit Plaza

New York, New York
Arverne-by-the-Sea represents the largest urban renewal project in the U.S., comprising 120 acres that has been transformed by a design that innovatively brings together transit-oriented development and beachfront property in this once sleepy area of the Rockaway Peninsula. The new and growing community features a network of attractive public spaces and amenities including a charter school, neighborhood supermarket, and a mixed-use thoroughfare and transit plaza named Ocean Way.

This inviting plaza orients each of the area neighborhoods around the previously under-utilized subway station. As the main arrival and departure point for residents, commuters and beachgoers, Ocean Way represents the keystone to this radical and highly successful makeover. The plaza offers pedestrian links to residential communities both new and old, and is just steps away from the newly revamped Rockaway Beach Boulevard and boardwalk. Neighborhood retail not only provides a needed amenity for those who call the Rockaways home, but also a central hub for those visiting the revitalized beachfront community.
Press
Urban Land MagazineLessons from Coastal New York
Urban Land MagazineULI Case Study: Arverne by the Sea
Urban Land InstituteULI Case Studies: Arverne by the Sea – New York