Edgemere is a low-lying coastal neighborhood, situated on the Rockaway Peninsula. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 brought to light the area’s ecological and structural vulnerability, underscored by coastal climate threats. Typical resiliency efforts have included protection measures like seawalls and levees. The City, faced with an affordable housing crisis, has supported the densification of this vulnerable waterfront, which sea level rise projections suggest will be inundated and uninhabitable by 2100. This study explores a more disruptive adaptation alternative: Managed Retreat — the strategic relocation of people and assets out of harm’s way.