Construction Start

January 2005

Occupancy Date

June 2006

Number of Units

54 Apartments
Studios, 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms

Building Size

52,000 Square Feet
6 floors

Development Cost

$9.8 Million

Capital Financing

NYS HCR Low Income Housing Credits

Richman Housing Resources LLC


NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

Community Preservation Corp.

Nonprofit Partner

Beulah HDFC, Inc.

Social Service Provider

The Center for Family Support, Inc.


SLCE Architects


HLS Builders Corp.

1212 MLK Apartments, located in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx, provides affordable rental housing for working families, homeless families, and adults with developmental disabilities. This project marks Dunn Development Corp.'s expanded use of environmentally conscious technologies and is the first multifamily high-rise building in the country to receive the Energy Star label. High-performance energy-efficient specifications were used for all building systems and fixtures and green building products were used extensively.

Front Facade

Rear Yard

Community Room

MLK Residents

Receiving the Energy Star Plaque



Rear Garden/Play Area

Typical Apartment Plan

Site Before Construction