The Arverne Urban Renewal Area on the Rockaway peninsula – a total area of 308 acres – was cleared in the late 1960s and subsequently left undeveloped, despite numerous proposals ranging from 10,000 units of housing to a multimedia gaming park and hotel complex.
Far Rockaway, Queens, NY
Arverne by the Sea
MFA Design Team
Scott Marble, Karen Fairbanks, Jake Nishimura, Lars Fischer, Todd Rouhe, Benjamin Hummitzsch, Maya Galbis, Laya Massague
Marble Fairbanks was part of the Columbia University project team led by Michael Bell and including Michael Bell Architecture and Mark Rakatansky Studio. The three teams developed independent proposals for separate sections of the site while working collaboratively to develop strategies for housing at this site.