Beach Green Dunes, a 100% affordable housing development in Rockaway Beach, Queens, incorporates a “living street” landscape architecture approach that has kept the site and its residents dry even as the rest of the neighborhood flooded in Tropical Storm Henri. As reported in Fast Company, permeable pavement absorbs water quickly – and beneath the permeable pavement is a layer of a soil and stone mixture that absorbs water that makes it past the permeable layer. This “structural” layer is strong enough to be load-bearing while also allowing tree roots to grow.