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We’re working to improve quality of life, enhance open spaces, grow and attract businesses, create jobs, and foster a vibrant community on the Hunts Point Peninsula, home to over 12,600 residents, a thriving Industrial Business Zone (IBZ), and the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center (FDC)—one of the largest wholesale distribution centers in the world.

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Hunts Point Vision Plan 

In 2004, the City and the Hunts Point community released the Hunts Point Vision Plan, a plan that documented a set of projects fostered through the tremendous collaboration between the City and its various agencies, the Community Board, local residents and community-based organizations, elected officials, and industry. Over the last 15 years, the Plan led to new parks, safer streets, over a thousand new jobs, and improved air quality through the reduction of air pollutants.

Hunts Point Landing. Photo by Elizabeth Felicella.
Hunts Point Landing

The plan focused on four categories of short-term goals that were prioritized by the Task Force and outlined a series of recommendations to meet those goals. Over the past fifteen years, we have accomplished the following:

Optimized land use to support mutually beneficial growth in the residential and industrial communities

  • Created 14+ acres of new waterfront parks
  • Remediated over 40 percent of the original Con Edison manufactured gas plant site to foster job-intensive uses
  • Supported the creation of over 1,000 new industrial jobs
  • Prevented new waste facilities from being created around the residential area

Created connections to foster improved access and mobility for residents and workers

  • Created Hunts Point Landing, Hunts Point Riverside Park, Randall’s Island Connector, Anheuser-Busch Walkway, and Food Center Drive Greenway. For more information, please see the South Bronx Greenway plan
  • Built out pedestrian and bike paths along Spofford, Hunts Point, and Lafayette Avenues
  • Created the new Bx46 bus route to connect the residential and industrial communities

Improved traffic safety and efficiency to enhance air quality and pedestrian safety

  • Made 13 intersections safer for pedestrians
  • Improved air quality through the Hunts Point Clean Trucks program
  • Created new truck routes to increase the efficiency of trucks and reduced the number of trucks that enter residential areas
  • Converted Food Center Drive to a one-way street with new, separated bike lane

Implemented workforce solutions to better link employment opportunities to local residents

  • Opened the Hunts Point Workforce1 Career Center and connected hundreds of residents to employment opportunities

Beyond the 2004 vision plan recommendations, the City is advancing several other projects in Hunts Point:

Expanding affordable housing, community amenities, and quality jobs:

  • By turning a former juvenile detention center into a community asset, the La Peninsula development will create nearly 740 permanently affordable housing units, open space, and new industrial jobs

Enhancing resiliency and sustainability:

  • Partnering with leading research institutions such as the Urban Land Institute to ensure plans are in line with best-in-class energy and resilience solutions
  • Protecting a critical part of the City’s goods supply by providing back-up power to the produce and meat markets in the event of an emergency
  • Enhancing social resiliency by implementing solar energy and storage at two neighborhood schools, which can serve as community gathering spaces during emergencies
  • Promoting climate-related emergency preparedness through the Be A Buddy Program led by The Point, MOR, and DOHMH
  • Implementing resilient Wifi networks to support local businesses during service outages

Investing in infrastructure:

Over the years, the City, together with the community, has successfully implemented major capital programs and programs. Several agencies, including NYCEDC and the Departments of City Planning, Parks & Recreation, Transportation, and Small Business Services, among many others, have all contributed to this success. The City hopes to continue building on these achievements together.

Optimizing Land Use

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By The Numbers

70+

Acres of land remediated

Hunts Point Landing. Photo Courtesy of Urban Engineers.
Space for Community
Milestones

Creation of the Special Hunts Point District to limit waste-related uses around the residential core and promote the growth of new industry.

Hunts Point Landing. Photo Courtesy of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Archiects.
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Milestones

Logo and signage developed to foster positive identity.

By The Numbers

204K+

Square feet of new commercial/office space created

Milestones

1.37 million square feet (SF) of new industrial space built: Baldor, Anheuser-Busch, and Jetro 

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New waste facilities located in area.

Hunts Point Landing. Photo by Elizabeth Felicella.
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Portrait of a Warehouse Worker. Photo by Getty Images.

Implementing Workforce Solutions

Citywide, the Workforce1 system has been able to connect over 4,000 residents of Hunts Point to employment opportunities since the City opened the Career Center in 2005.

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Hunts Point Food Distribution Center

According to the 2016 New York City Food Distribution and Resiliency Study – the “Five Borough Food Flow” – the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center (FDC) is the single largest geographic cluster of food sources for the city (measured by annual distribution volume in lbs. to NYC customers). The FDC is comprised of over 155 public and private wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers, including the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, the Hunts Point Cooperative Meat Market, and the New Fulton Fish Market. It is estimated that 4.5 billion lbs. of food is distributed through the Hunts Point FDC annually, with roughly 50% going to NYC and 50% going outside of the city. Together, the FDC employs 8,500 direct jobs. In all, 12% of all food distributed to NYC comes from the Hunts Point FDC. 49% of the customers at the FDC are independent restaurants and cafes, 20% are bodegas, 18% are supermarkets, and 13% are food markets.

Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market

Opened in 1967, the Terminal Produce Market occupies 112 acres, and consists of four primary warehouse structures, two adjunct warehouses, and various administrative and maintenance structures, making it the largest produce market in the country. The market is home to 31 merchants ranging from small firms with three employees to large firms with approximately 400 employees for an aggregate total of roughly 3,000 employees. The market captures an estimated $2 to $2.3 billion in revenue per year, or 22% of regional wholesale produce sales, equivalent to approximately 60% of the produce sales within New York City.

Parts of a Wholesale

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$3B+

The annual sales generated by the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center

Hunts Point Fish Market. Photo by Kreg Holt/NYCEDC.
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By The Numbers

1M

The amount of refrigerated space, in square feet, at the Hunts Point Cooperative Meat Market

Hunts Point Fish Market. Photo by Kreg Holt/NYCEDC.
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By The Numbers

3,000

The number of employees at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market

By The Numbers

2005

The year the New Fulton Fish Market moved to Hunts Point from Lower Manhattan

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4.5B

The amount of food, in pounds, distributed annually from the distribution center

Hunts Point Market. Photo Kreg Holt/NYCEDC.
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