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Rockaway, New York

The nation's largest oceanfront residential and retail community currently being developed encompasses 127 acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City. The master plan concept clusters 2,300 homes in six distinctive residential neighborhoods around a town center of 270,000 square feet of shopping and dining.

Amenta&Co was retained to collaborate with residential


architect on the design of the town center while providing the merchandising concept, tenant mix and validating the financial and market feasibility with leasing experience and with national tenants in other New York Locations. Arverne's location on a water bounded peninsula, reached via toll bridge and subway uniquely defined the market, and attracts 1.5 million New York summer day-visitors to the beach.

Client: Benjamin-Beechwood Development, LLC
Architects: Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects