Downtown Far Rockaway Neighborhood Plan

A vision to reposition Downtown Far Rockaway as a vibrant and inviting pedestrian-oriented district with retail and affordable housing that serves local residents and attracts a broad mix of visitors.

Working closely with civic leaders in Downtown Far Rockaway, Queens, BBB facilitated a series of community workshops that helped achieve ground breaking consensus in the community for a shared redevelopment vision. BBB collaborated with HR&A to analyze the local economic market. The Downtown Far Rockaway Neighborhood Plan leverages existing assets and capitalizes on the neighborhood’s topography above the 100-year flood plain and access to mass transit to create a development scenario that addresses vacant and underutilized sites, access to and provision of quality jobs, affordable housing, transit, public open spaces and pedestrian connectivity, while strengthening existing retail and commercial corridors. BBB’s plan builds on the city’s investment commitment to foster a thriving local economy and welcoming mixed income neighborhood. For more information click here to download the NYCEDC’s Downtown Far Rockaway Roadmap for Action.

 

Client

New York City Economic Development Corporation

Location

Queens, NY

Size

22 Acres

Completed

Ongoing

People

AIA, AICP
Partner, Director of Planning & Urban Design
Partner-in-Charge
AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate