El Barrio Gardens unites city and nature while providing vital housing and workforce training to New York’s East Harlem community. Designed to some of the most stringent environmental standards, EBG offers a density of living and a sense of shared space within a city block that will be defined by lushness, the warmth of colorful and dignified architecture, and a deep pride of place. The design team included Bernheimer Architecture, Baxt InguiSCAPE Landscape Architecture and BuildingTyp

El Barrio Gardens was designed and modeled to Passive House standards.

EBG, a proposal submitted to the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development for consideration, includes the following:

  • ground floor community facility spaces to house healthy food production, workforce training, classroom space, as well as space for local businesses
  • 536 mixed income and affordable units ranging from studios to family-size 3BR apartments
  • Nearly ¾ of an acre (31,000sf) of exterior garden (including five community gardens), public plaza, and recreational space for the residents of the building and the community.