May 11, 2017

Far Rockaway Streetscape and Woodside Facility Honored with Awards of Excellence!

Two of W's projects, the Downtown Far Rockaway Streetscape and the Woodside Office, Garage, and Inspection Facility, have been honored with Annual Awards of Excellence by the city of New York. Mayor Bill DeBlasio will announce all of the winners today in a ceremony. The new design for Far Rockaway includes replacing a parking lot with a public plaza to accomodate community gatherings and green spaces. Sustainable elements such as new storm drains and LED lighting will upgrade the area's infrastructure. These improvements will help revitalize the downtown area. W is collaborating with TEN Arquitectos on the Woodside Facility. The landscape design will give the streetscape a coherent identity, provide outdoor spaces for gathering, add more green space to the parking lot, and reduce stormwater runoff with planted bioswales, a green roof, and permeable pavers.

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