Sendero Verde

Multiple Addresses

Property Type:

In Development, Mixed-Income

Number of Units:


Property Size:

Phase 1: 395,254 SF; Phase 2: 355,454 SF


Handel Architects

Sendero Verde is a 709-unit, permanently affordable housing development in East Harlem. This transformative, nearly full-block project has two phases of development.

The first phase of Sendero Verde has been completed and includes 361 units for households ranging from very low to moderate income, as well as the formerly homeless. Offering expansive community spaces, the first phase of the development also provides 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. Sendero Verde’s second phase is currently under construction and includes a 34-story tower with 348 units.

Once built, the combined phases of Sendero Verde will be the largest multifamily residential Passive House in the United States. 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.


American Architecture Award

Sendero Verde in East Harlem wins a Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award.

2021 NYHC Community Impact Award

Alafia Phase One, Sendero Verde and Baychester are recognized for their community impact by New York Housing Conference.

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.


Lottery Opens for 324 Affordable Units in East Harlem

Sendero Verde, a 100 percent affordable Passive House, offers studio- through three-bedroom apartments.

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Building Skills NY Has placed their 1000th worker at Sendero Verde

L+M is proud to work with Building Skills, a non-profit that connects underserved New Yorkers with good-paying jobs on local construction sites.

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Sendero Verde Phase One Tops Out in East Harlem

The country’s largest Passive House project includes 360 units of fully affordable housing.

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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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