December 2017

HPD selects Haven Green development proposal and designates the joint venture partnership of Riseboro, Habitat NYC, and Pennrose (collectively the “Development Team”).

Spring – Summer 2018

Development team refines and initiates the Haven Green community engagement and outreach plan.

Spring – Winter 2018

Haven Green files a Pre-Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (“ULURP”) application with the Department of City Planning, who review and evaluate the development’s land use and environmental actions.

Spring 2018

The Development Team provides an introductory presentation of Haven Green before Manhattan Community Board 2 (“CB2”) during a dedicated public meeting of its “Elizabeth Street Garden Working Group.”

Fall 2018

Three public, participatory design meetings led by Paul Castrucci Architects held to inform the design and eventual programming of the newly constructed publicly accessible open spaces.

Public Participatory Design Process Report found here.

Winter 2018 – Spring 2019

Haven Green certifies into ULURP with DCP and begins the public review process according to New York City Charter.

Winter 2018

CB2 review and recommendation period led by “Elizabeth Street Garden Working Group.”

Vote: Advisory disapproval of the project passed in split decision with 30 Board members in favor; seven Board members in opposition and four abstentions.

Spring 2019

Manhattan Borough President review and recommendation period. MBP Gale Brewer publishes support of the project with recommendations.

Spring 2019

City Planning Commission public review and votes unanimously in support with one abstention.

Spring 2019

City Council public review and votes unanimously in support of the project with one abstention on citywide policy grounds.

Summer 2019

Mayor approves project and Uniform Land Use Review Process completed.

Fall 2019 – Summer 2023

Litigation brought by storage leaseholder and opponents to Haven Green resolved with unanimous appellate court decision in favor of the project.

Fall 2021

Innovative housing preservation deal finalized with neighboring property owner resulting in the expansion of Haven Green’s publicly accessible green space to nearly 16,000 and the extended affordability of over 150 affordable rental units.

Fall 2023 – Winter 2024

Additional participatory design community engagement activities and input to inform the programming, design, and plantings of the expanded green and open space.

Summer 2024

Haven Green closes on financing (est. June 2024), breaks ground and constructs Haven Green with an anticipated 24-month construction period.

Summer 2026

Anticipated ribbon cutting of Haven Green building and public spaces and commencement of occupancy and delivery of high-quality services to members of the community by Habitat NYC and Westchester and RiseBoro!