12 Innovative Post-Sandy Projects Built to Withstand Future Storms

A new townhouse community – Saltmeadow – in Far Rockaway, has been recognized as one of the 12 new innovative developments for flood-resilient design. The development is located within the flood zone affected by Hurricane, which urged the developer, JDS Development Group, and the architect, CetraRuddy Architecture, to ensure Saltmeadow would withstand storms in the future. Habitable spaces in the apartments as well as electrical closets are all built above the base flood elevation, and the buildings include flood vents that will prevent damage to foundation walls in the case of a flood. Permeable pavers and storm planters are a few additional features that contribute to the project’s flood resilience.

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9 Stunning Apartment Buildings Rising in Manhattan

While most high-end residential real estate development in NYC is embracing the futuristic look of glass and steel, some designers are turning to the past for inspiration. Top developer JDS Development Group and renowned Hollywood-based design team Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch have recaptured Manhattan’s Art Deco glamour with The Fitzroy, the new 14-unit luxury condo building in Chelsea. The Fitzroy’s façade, which embraces Jazz Age elegance and is clad in green terra-cotta with copper highlights, cuts a striking figure in a neighborhood full of shiny glass.

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Developer Turns Former Gowanus Arts Space into Luxury Condo Sales Office

In a former performance venue that once echoed with the sounds of dancers’ footsteps, new art is on display courtesy of the top real estate developers behind the Baltic luxury condominium in Brooklyn. At the 44-residence tower’s sales gallery at 303 Bond Street in Brooklyn​, JDS Development Group pays homage to the erstwhile arts venue with a collection of sculptures by artist Anna Karlin. The featured works were created using materials such as brass, quartz, and walnut that are integral to Baltic’s construction.

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