On February 25th, 2016, HPD, in collaboration with the Office of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Community Board 11 (CB11), the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and the Department of City Planning (DCP), facilitated a community visioning workshop to gather public input for the future development of new affordable housing, community gardens, and neighborhood amenities on the east 111th Street Site in East Harlem.
The East 111th Street Site Community Visioning Summary Report by the Office of Neighborhood Strategies summarizes the results of the workshop and additional feedback received through email and post-workshop questionnaires.
The purpose of the workshop was to understand community priorities, gather ideas for future development on the site, and enable meaningful and interactive participation from those who live and work in East Harlem and have an intimate understanding of neighborhood conditions and needs. HPD also held meetings with community gardeners to ensure their needs are met. Input gathered from the engagement process informed the development of the East 111th Street SustaiNYC RFP for the site, designated on February 7, 2017.