Ocean Bay Apartments

Ocean Bay Apartments received a $125 million tenant-in-occupancy rehabilitation under the NYCHA RAD program. This extensive public housing development in Far Rockaway was severely flooded during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. As a result and due to its location between the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay, resiliency design represented a major component of the work.

Necessary measures to secure the complex in the event of another storm included:

–¬†high efficency hydronic boiler plants
– emergency generators
– new elevated electric switch gear buildings
– new rooftops equipped with solar panels
– gas pipe replacement
– flood gates and berms throughout the site
– landscaping with native seaside plants

  • Client: NYCHA / RDC Developement LLC
  • Location: Far Rockaway, NY
  • Status: Completed 2019
  • Size: 1,395 Apartments, 24 Buildings