RESILIENT REBUILDING does not propose a single house design, butrather a framework on which
sustainable and energy‐independent homes can be built within FEMA flood zones,to respond to both future storms as well as the preservation of the existing visual character and pedestrian nature of Breezy Point’s architecture.
· a multi-level elevated walkway system, which creates a clear elevated public realm distinguishing itself from the private residential porches. This creates a storm-resilient public ground plane while maintaining the pedestrian character of the community;
· zoning amendments that support the integration of sustainable design strategies into the existing character, stipulating minimum height requirements and creating distinctions between ground and 1st story;
· fire safety is also a major consideration, where the new zoning amendments require egress from the 1st story of a dwelling to an outdoor area with a minimum elevation 13 feet above sea level.
In an attempt to redevelop a community of strong pedestrian character, community unity remains at the core of RESILIENT REBUILDING’s zoning amendments and proposal.