Sendero Verde

Multiple Addresses

Property Type:

In Development, Mixed-Income

Number of Units:


Property Size:

395,000 SF


Handel Architects

Sendero Verde B is the first phase of a transformative, nearly full-block development that will be developed over two phases. Once both phases are complete, Sendero Verde will include nearly 700 units of permanently affordable housing in East Harlem.

Sendero Verde B, which is expected to start construction in mid-2019, will create 360 units of affordable housing for households ranging from very low to moderate income, as well as the formerly homeless. Offering expansive community serving spaces, Sendero Verde B will also provide approximately 12,000 square feet for a Union Settlement Association community center for seniors and youth, 50,000 SF for a school facility, a publicly accessible elevated courtyard with a variety of active and passive recreation spaces, and over 11,500 SF of Greenthumb Community Gardens to be conveyed to the City of New York upon completion.

Certified to Passive House standards, the residential environment at Sendero Verde will offer healthy indoor air quality, superior thermal comfort, and high levels of energy efficiency, consuming only a small fraction of the energy used by conventional buildings to heat, cool and ventilate. Once built, the combined phases of Sendero Verde will be the largest multifamily residential Passive House in the United States.


NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Awards

Sendero Verde (phase two) is the winner of the 2019 Buildings of Excellence Awards in the Late Design Category.

The Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards

Sendero Verde A (phase two) is the winner of the 2019 Unbuilt — Green Building Award.


L+M's Passive House Properties Have Significant Benefits for Residents

Beach Green Dunes II and Sendero Verde are designed to provide cleaner air, lower utility costs, and an affordable option for residents.

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Sendero Verde Wins 2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt - Green Building

Once completed, the Harlem development will be the largest fully affordable passive-house building in the world.

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Innovations in Energy-Efficient Apartments

Sendero Verde is highlighted as an example of Passive House principles being successfully applied to a large scale project.

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Counting Down to a Green New York

Sendero Verde and Beach Green Dunes II are highlighted as affordable housing projects that are leading the way in sustainable design.

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L+M Development Partners, Jonathan Rose Companies & Acacia Network Secure $223 Million in Financing for Phase One of Sendero Verde, a 100 Percent Affordable Passive House Development in East Harlem

Construction is expected to start in the coming weeks on 360 units of affordable housing, a school, social service and public open spaces as part of what’s expected to be largest passive house project in the country.

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East Harlem Affordable Homes Bring Green Tech, Social Services and a School

Construction on the first phase of Sendero Verde will begin in the next few weeks and finish by 2022.

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