Community Eyes Far Rockaways Lots for Interim Use


    Permanent development is in the works for a vacant, 80-acre site on the Rockaway Peninsula, an area badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, but in the meantime the organization 596 Acres is looking toward interim uses for the land. A few weeks ago, the group led a discussion on potential interim uses for these empty lots in the Arverne East/Edgemere neighborhood — all those green dots in the map above are public vacant space. Proposals for the lots include a food fest, a view tower for star gazing, a farmers market, and a ski trail. See the details of each proposal here. More permanent development will take time for this site; the city will announce the winners of a sustainable, storm-resistant development competition on October 24th. If you’d like to offer feedback on the interim proposals at the Arverne East site, leave them here. Ideas submitted before September 20th will be shared with the design teams for consideration as they prepare their Phase II proposals.

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