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Drawing Urban Design by Lorraine Farrelly

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Case study Rebuilding a community

HOK, Arverne East, Rockaway Peninsula, New York, USA

Total project area 47 acres (19 hectares)

Client Arverne East Development LLC

Architect HOK

Arverne is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, on the Rockaway Peninsula. It was initially developed by Remington Vernam, whose signature “R Vernam” inspired the name of the area. Arverne extends from Beach 56th Street to Beach 79th Street, along its main thoroughfare, Channel Drive. It has been vacant for many years and is being revitalized as part of the Arverne Urban Renewal project. It is a mid-rise development to address the context of mid- to low-rise buildings on the adjacent sites and along the waterfront.

The proposed development at Arverne ...

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