Believe it. This Project is in New York City
Saltmeadow, designed by CetraRuddy Architecture is a new rental beachfront community in the Far Rockaway section of Queens. Bound by Beach 5th and Beach 6th Streets between Seagirt Boulevard and Reynolds Channel, which spills into the Atlantic Ocean, the new development consists of 60 units in four clusters of two-family townhouse buildings consisting of two-and-three-bedrooms. The ground-floor façades of the buildings are clad in a stone base of quartzite and sedimentary rock, which echo the jetties along the Rockaway shoreline. Locally-quarried bluestone slabs are used in accent trims and the entry stairs. Accent walls of beveled Western red cedar planks and weathered zinc light fixtures provide additional warmth at the townhouse entries. Taking advantage of its waterfront location, all units have outdoor space and windows oriented to maximize water views. Set within the flood zone affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the project was designed to withstand flooding and allows residents to rebound from future extreme events. All habitable spaces and electrical closets are built above the base flood elevation, while ground floors are laid out as storage, garage and unfinished areas. In addition, the design features flood vents, permanent openings that allow water to pass into or out of a building’s exterior foundation walls. Other sustainable features include white roofs, permeable pavers to reduce runoff, and storm planters that capture roof runoff and filter it before releasing it back into the soil. The project is developed by JDS Development Group.