Press & Testimonials

Rockaway Residents Look Back at Hurricane Sandy, and the Move to Arverne View

"When Hurricane Sandy hit, L+M Development Partners was in contract to purchase the complex. They closed when the development, then called Ocean Village, had no power whatsoever. In the year since, the company undertook a massive renovation project that addressed the building problems before Sandy, as well as the many concerns of building resiliency after Sandy hit."

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Inside Arverne View, an Under-Renovation Housing Development in the Far Rockaways

"The other day we hopped on the A train to visit Arverne View, a 1,093-unit housing development in the Far Rockaways now under renovation by L+M Development Partners. The scope of L+M’s work is truly impressive — not only has the company made the complex more resilient for future storms, it renovated all the apartments, upgraded the buildings, redid the facade, replaced the roofs, and is completely landscaping the grounds."

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Daily News: Ocean Village is Finally Getting an Entire Makeover

"For years, the Ocean Village development in the Rockaways had all the charm of a barren, concrete-clad 1970s housing tract….  A year later, the 13-acre complex is unrecognizable. Gone are the drab concrete walls."

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Brownstoner Queens: A Post Sandy Renovation in the Rockaways, One Year Later

"One year after Hurricane Sandy, we check in with L+M Development Partners, a real estate development company based in New York specializing in affordable housing. When Sandy hit, L+M was in contract to purchase Ocean Village, a 1,093-unit housing development in the Far Rockaways."

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NY1: Far Rockaway Apartment Building Gets $60 Million Rehab Plan

"New safety measures are part of a $60 million rehab plan for a Hurricane Sandy-affected apartment buildings called Arverne View, formerly known as Ocean Village."

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Architect’s Newspaper: A New Ocean View

“The first phase of the project began soon after last year’s devastating storm, when L+M Development Partners took ownership of the flooded and wind-wrecked site. Much refurbishment has been completed on the apartment buildings, including new insulated siding added to the exteriors. ”

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Curbed: Redevelopment Gives New Life To Rockaway's Ocean Village

“When they purchased the 13-acre complex, L+M embarked on a massive redevelopment to overhaul and upgrade all of the 1,093 apartments and common spaces. OCV Architects is working on the buildings, while Robin Key Landscape Architecture is making over the open space.”

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NY Times: New Life Takes Hold After Hurricane and Blight

“L+M is renovating about 350 vacant apartments (the complex has 1,093 units), and in partnership with New York City’s storm relief programs, it is giving priority to new renters displaced by the storm.”

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