Developers Celebrate the Debut of MLK Plaza, New Affordable Housing At 869 East 147th Street in The Bronx

Construction has officially wrapped up on a 12-story affordable housing development in the Mott Haven community of The Bronx. Located at 869 East 147th Street, the new “MLK Plaza” is the culmination of a partnership between private entity Radson Development, along with the city’s Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

MLK Plaza is one of the first projects to be completed under the city’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) amendment and will eventually offer housing to a range of income levels. All 167 units, ranging from studio to three-bedroom layouts, will come to market as permanently affordable. Amenities include a 722-square foot floor community room and a landscaped roof deck.

“MLK Plaza is a testament to our efforts to create new housing units and keep our borough and our city affordable,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “MLK Plaza will not only provide necessary affordable housing units for the borough but considering that permanent supportive housing is the key to preventing recurring homelessness, these new units will also help alleviate the homelessness problem.”

MLK Plaza Ribbon Cutting

Total construction cost is approximately $64 million with funding sources that include government bonds, corporate subsidies, and more than $22 million invested by HSBC Bank.

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10 Comments on "Developers Celebrate the Debut of MLK Plaza, New Affordable Housing At 869 East 147th Street in The Bronx"

  1. Pardon me for using your space:
    $64 million seems like an appropriate price tag.
    (Thanks to Sebastian Morris)

  2. william A johnson | March 9, 2019 at 8:30 am | Reply

    i would like to rent a 1 bedroom apartment

  3. Wayne Benjamin | March 9, 2019 at 1:28 pm | Reply

    Who is the architect for this project?

  4. Very good density here. That whole corridor between Southern Blvd and the Bruckner Expressway could use this kind of development.

  5. Why is the building so Dark and Gothic looking. I have often passed this new development heading to Laquardia airport. Now I finally know what it is. Glad to see front of building has some color. Good purpose for the building. But still it looks dark and gloomy especially to be named MLK.

    • For an affordable housing project, the facade is pretty attractive. Stop coming up with your complaints with no substantial basis.

  6. Like the building

  7. Evelyn Chevere | April 1, 2019 at 11:12 am | Reply

    I am interested in a studio or 1 bedroom apt.Have Cityfheps voucher.I am currently living in a shelter.

  8. Evelyn Chevere | April 1, 2019 at 11:15 am | Reply

    Have Cityfheps voucher.Interested in a
    Studio or a 1 bedroom apt.I am currently living in a woman’s shelter.

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