Hunts Point Distribution Center Redevelopment

The Hunts Point Terminal Market is one of the largest produce distribution centers in the world; supplying 3.3 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables a year, worth over $2 billion, to more than 10 million consumers. The existing facility was constructed in 1967 on the site of a former coal gasification plant and construction/ demolition debris landfill and has numerous environmental concerns.

Preliminary plans were prepared for the proposed $750 million distribution center expansion. Erdman Anthony performed site/civil design, rail/roadway transportation engineering, as well as mechanical, electrical, and fire protection design.

Key project features include:

  • Evaluation of existing site track layout; including 41 turnouts, 9 miles of track, and yard/spur space for 1,200 railcars.

  • Determination of length of storage tracks required for service to buildings.

  • Preliminary bridge design for 2 multi-span viaduct structures – each approaching ½ mile in length.

  • Track structural design for poor supporting soils located on a former C&D landfill.

  • Layout of team track and 4-track bulk flour transfer facility.

  • Extensive reconfiguration of the existing yard throat at the facility's entrance.

  • Evaluated the potential to ship produce waste and C&D debris out by rail in order to reduce truck traffic in this heavily-congested area.

  • Coordination for conceptual approval from operating railroad (CSXT) for proposed improvements. 

Project Details


Bronx, NY


Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association, Inc.

Project Contact

William McCormick, PE
  • William McCormick, PE
  • 585-427-8888 x 1080
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