Salt Meadow

Salt Meadow


Far Rockaway, New York

firm role:

Architecture & Interior Design 


92,136 SF


NYCxDESIGN, Finalist, 2018


In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Saltmeadow supports a larger revitalization effort to create sustainable homes within the beachside neighborhood of Far Rockaway, Queens. The new development consists of 30 clustered two-family townhouses buildings that respond to the beachside setting and traditional neighborhood context while incorporating modern design elements with resiliency in mind. Ground floor facades, clad in a stone base of quartzite and sedimentary rock, echo the jetties along the shoreline while the incorporation of permeable pavers to reduce runoff and erosion, and flood vents to support walls and foundations in the event of a flood anticipate future extreme events and allow residents to mitigate damage. Inferiors fuse high quality contemporary finishes with functionality and flexibility. Each home features large windows up to 6 feet, custom engineered plank floors throughout and cedar accent walls. Taking advantage of its waterfront location, select homes feature outdoor space and windows oriented to maximize water views.

photo credits:

JDS Development