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What We Do Cultivate HK

Cultivate HK is creating a more sustainable and interconnected Hell's Kitchen. We facilitate a range of community projects that connect people to green spaces, deepen civic engagement, promote inclusion across difference, and strengthen our commitments to our neighborhood and the people that make it special. Cultivate HK works in partnership with nonprofits, city agencies, community groups and CHDC tenants to realize a greener, healthier Hell's Kitchen.

Open Space Design & Development

CHDC's Horticulture team strives to create more green spaces in Clinton Hell's Kitchen and motivate the community to engage with them. We believe green spaces provide opportunities for connection between neighbors, create a healthier urban environment, and offer the community a reconnection to nature. By planting native species, we provide habitats for local pollinators and wildlife. Block by block, we cultivate sidewalk gardens, key parks, and bike lanes to transform the neighborhood for healthier living and bringing people together.

For the past 30 years, CHDC has created green spaces for its tenants, because CHDC believes everyone deserves access to green space. With each development, CHDC works to include extensive gardens, courtyards, green roofs, and open space areas.

Community Event Spaces

Many of CHDC's buildings have beautiful community spaces with kitchens, courtyards and roof gardens used to host events for tenants. They are available for public rental for a variety of uses and events.

Community Event Spaces Information

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Community Event Spaces Brochure Highlighting five different buildings with community event spaces.

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More of What We Do

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Affordable Hell's

CHDC develops affordable housing for households with a wide range of incomes in the Clinton/Hell's Kitchen and Chelsea neighborhoods, as well as affordable retail and not-for-profit space.

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MWS Community Planning

CHDC supports the historic Middle West Side (MWS) by providing technical assistance in planning and development for the future.

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Clinton/Hell's Kitchen Studios

CHDC creates and manages affordable spaces for artists, performers, and musicians to support and expand cultural activities in the Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen community.