DOB filings indicate 133 Beach 5th Street will span 35,557 square feet, standing four stories tall. The development will be split between 23 units, resulting in relatively large units, and the entirety will be residential.
The shorefront property is currently vacant, and the surrounding neighborhood was devastated by Hurricane Sandy; 133 Beach 5th Street is an opportunity for piecemeal redevelopment, though the design must account for a future where events comparable or worse than Sandy will occur with greater frequency.
Design-wise, the structure appears typical for beachfront development, with bright colors and a basic form. Given the site’s removal from mass transit, the density is appropriate, and is a small step forward in the gradual healing of Far Rockaway, which will take many years.
No completion date has been announced, but with permits up, construction at 133 Beach 5th Street would appear imminent.
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