Phase One of the 100% Affordable Housing Development Sendero Verde Tops Out in Harlem

Sendero. Courtesy of L+M Development PartnersSendero. Courtesy of L+M Development Partners

The first phase of Sendero Verde, a 100-percent affordable housing development, has topped out in East Harlem. L+M Development Partners, Jonathan Rose Companies, and Acacia Network are developing the project, which will bring 360 units of affordable housing and one superintendent’s unit spread in phase one across two buildings, the 15-story B-North and the ten-story B-South. It also includes space for a school with a full gymnasium, community facility space for Union Settlement Association, and an 18,000-square-foot public courtyard with a children’s play area, outdoor exercise equipment for adults, seating areas, and a stage for community events. Phase one is designed by Handel Architects.

“At a time when the need for affordable housing is greater than ever, we are proud to celebrate this important building milestone at a project that will deliver high-quality, resilient apartments for low-income New Yorkers,” said Jessica Yoon, director of L+M Development Partners. “We are grateful to our partners for sharing in our mission and look forward to welcoming new residents to Sendero Verde.”

About half of the units in Phase one will go to households earning 60, 80, and 90 percent of the area median income (AMI). Thirty percent of units will serve extremely low-income households, including the formerly homeless. Another 20 percent of units will be available for families earning less than 50 percent AMI.

PROMESA Inc, an affiliate of Acacia Network, will have 2,700 square feet of community facility space in Sendero Verde, including eight private offices, a medical exam room, and a conference room. PROMESA will provide on-site social services ranging from access to a resident social services director to occupational therapists, housing specialists, and case managers, to art and dance classes and 24-hour security.

Phase two of Sendero Verde will add another 350 residential units, all affordable housing for various income tiers. When Sendero Verde is complete, it will have added 700 units of affordable housing, community and social service space, a school, publicly accessible open space, community gardens, and retail to the neighborhood. The development is also expected to be the country’s largest development to meet Passive House energy efficiency standards. Elements such as green spaces, a reduction in draft and energy loss, individually heated and cooled units, triple-glazed windows, and mechanically ventilated spaces with energy recovery are designed to have Sendero Verde use 60-70 percent less energy than similar buildings in size and scope.

Phase one of Sendero Verde is expected to be completed in 2022.

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40 Comments on "Phase One of the 100% Affordable Housing Development Sendero Verde Tops Out in Harlem"

  1. How do I apply for an appartmrmg

  2. Would love to apply but do not know how

  3. How do you apply I live in shelter in nyc..was in Harlem for a year

  4. Howard marshall | November 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm | Reply

    How do i apply for apartment

  5. Pleas advice on how to apply for an apartment unit. Thank you

  6. Is THERE a waiting list? & Do they except out of towner’s relocating{trying to find some where to live}?

  7. How do I apply

  8. Darryl Montgomery | November 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm | Reply

    How do I apply for one of your 1 bedroom apartments I’m handicapped.

  9. How do I apply for this affordable housing development.

  10. About time
    Is going to be another one of the
    Lotteries?
    How will the managementbdeal with clients who credit ratings has been affected by Pandemic

    • Likely a lottery of some sort. With othwr tenants placed by social service agency. Credit rating issues r relevant across all income ranges. They will find adequate tenants who meet their femands.

  11. Josecarlos Rivera | November 23, 2020 at 5:24 pm | Reply

    Heyim on Hasa I being having problem getting apartment I being turn down. More then six times I’m asking for some help to get in to apartment or studio or a one bedroom I feel like the city program DNT help I need your to help cause I can’t live in the street. Cause they where I’m going to end up

  12. I interested how do I go about applying for an apartment. Who do I contact

  13. It sounds like a wonderful idea that would love to apply how would I go about doing that I’m both low-income and disabled thank you for your help

  14. Would love to be considered for an application.

  15. Deborah Scroggins | November 23, 2020 at 8:35 pm | Reply

    Are any of these apts going to disabled low income new yorkers? If so, where and how do you apply?

  16. My fiancée and I have grew up in Spanish Harlem Eastside Lexington Ave and would like stay close to our parents how do we apply

  17. Yes feeling excited about Harlem, please contact me.

  18. Victoria Bermudez | November 23, 2020 at 11:56 pm | Reply

    How can I get an application? Would love to live in East Harlem again. Hope they are affordable.

  19. How do I apply for one of your low income apartment my am 68 years old and on social security

  20. Im involved with hpd awaiting sec 8 voucher AM I ELIGIBLE IM SSI DUE TO MEDICAL ISSUES??

  21. Interested in application for an apartment

  22. Lisa Richardson | November 24, 2020 at 9:34 am | Reply

    How do I apply?? please

  23. Jackie Wade-Pratt | November 24, 2020 at 10:00 am | Reply

    How do you apply for low income housing ? I’m a senior 68 years old on SSI only. Thanks

  24. Give it 10 years and it setup be just another complex in the neighborhood whose coutyards will be overrun by local hooligans.

  25. Christine L Echavarria | November 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm | Reply

    How allie because I need one apartment studio one bedroom please my 347 749 1478 my adress is 384E 194st apt E bronx ny 10468

  26. The 100% affordable housing sounds great I’d like an application. I’m in need of a two bedroom. I would appreciate any information regarding this opportunity.

  27. Would love an application because I live in NYCHA FOR 19 years an it’s the worst. Building run down two fires flooding too many times in my apartment raining in the house. Need plastering. Too many complaints. Stove had 3 gas leaks me an my son are traumatized. He’s medical issues. Asthma. Depression an anxiety. So on he hates this neighborhood he doesn’t go outside scared to death. Been in house sense he was 17 he’s now 27. Im his caretaker am. Disabled too can get around. Home bound only go out to doctors etc. please need a nice place to live please send application thanks!!!

  28. Rachel Stacy Robinson | November 25, 2020 at 10:31 am | Reply

    Sounds great!! I would like an application please for this Development.

  29. Eleanor Harden November27,2020
    I live at 1309 5hth ave nyc 10029, I have been very unhappy living here for over 20yrs. I live in both building , for 48 years, It time for change of quality of life, I am also on disability and Retired for 11 years now. I would like a application for a studio or one bedroom, for the location on 111st or 112st Madison and park ave. please thank you kindly,
    blessings prays! gratefulness

  30. I did not write my comment is waiting moderation
    Since all have a genuine story to tell. I just want an application for the property

  31. Please send me details of the process and application.

  32. Individuals that lve in the area should have first choice.

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