A good precedent coastal community called Arverne by the Sea was one of the only coastal community developments that weathered the storm unscathed from storm waters. It is located in Rockaway. The entire community is raised approximately 4-5 feet on a plinth. Wide dune planting zones absorbed wave and storm surge action - the major cause of devastation in the Rockaways. Nourished beaches, increased elevations and high capacity drainage systems all contributed to its resilience during the storm.
Photos and flyer from the event are above.