Sendero Verde – East 111th Street

Sendero Verde – East 111th Street is a mixed-use development project to be built on the majority of Block 1617 which is bound by 111th Street, 112th Street, Park Avenue, and Madison Avenue in Community District 11, Manhattan.

The development is comprised of three mixed-use buildings, ranging from 10-37 stories, containing a total of approximately 655 residential units, 32,194 zoning square feet (zsf) of commercial space, and 142,185 zsf of community facility space.

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“Applicant”), is sought approval of several actions to facilitate the development of this project, including approval of an Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP) area designation and project approval, and the disposition of City-owned parcels including Block 1617, Lots 20, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 121, and 122. Additionally, the Applicant sought approval to acquire a portion of the Disposition Area for use as approximately four community gardens and a publically accessible path following disposition. The Applicant also proposed a zoning map amendment and a zoning text amendment for the entirety of Block 1617, which includes the Disposition Area and two privately-owned parcels, Block 1617, Lots 21 and 34 in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 11. Finally, the Applicant sought a special permit for the creation of Large Scale General Development to facilitate the urban design requirement of the Proposed Development.

Community Board 11 voted on the land use application during its Full Board Meeting on June 20, 2017.


Related Information

CPC Approves Mixed-Use Development with Community Gardens in East Harlem – City Land, November 29, 2017

Borough President’s Recommendation – August 2, 2017

Community Board Recommendation – June 29, 2017

Land Use Application and related materials

“HPD and HDC Announce 655 Affordable Apartments to Be Built In a New 100% Affordable Passive House Development in East Harlem” – HPD Press Release, February 7, 2017

“Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem” – Politico, February 6, 2017

Press Release Announcing Release of RFP – May 23, 2016

Community Visioning Workshop – February 25, 2016

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Brownfields Cleanup Program (BCP)

Community Board 11 is serving a repository for documents and reports related to the Brownfields Cleanup Program application for the Sendero Verde project. This is done as part of the mandated Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) which is a component of every BCP project in the state and community boards are typically used as repositories.

Individuals interested in reviewing these materials are welcome to view them during office hours.

There are several ways to comments on BPS applications. Comments can be submitted to the site Project Manager Nigel Crawford at 47-40 21st Street, Long Island City, NY 11101; via email at nigel.crawford@dec.nyc.gov; or by calling 718-482-7778, All comments must be submitted by August 2, 2019.


Remedy Proposed for Brownfield Site Contaminiation; Public Comment Period Announced

The public is invited to comment on a proposed remedy being reviewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYCDEC); in consultation with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), to address contamination related to the Sendero Verde Redevelopment Project-Parcel B site located at 75 East 111th Street/60 East 112th Street, NY NY.

NYSDEC is accepting written comments about the proposed plan for 45 days, from July 25 through September 9, 2019. The proposed plan is available for public review at the Aguilar Public Library, 174 East 110th Street and at Manhattan Community Board 11, 1664 Park Avenue.

The full notice is available here.