New housing project looks to make Hunts Point a place to live and work
Soon Hunts Point will not only be home to the Fulton Fish Market and dozens of new jobs, it will also be home to new housing.
Southeast Bronx Community Organization (SEBCO) wants to build more housing for the working class in the area. Philip Foglia, who works for SECBO, says the organization is planning to build a six-story building with 105 two-bedroom apartments for working families. The organization has already built thousands of units of housing and now plans to finish the last piece of the puzzle.
Residents say having new housing is a big change from what Hunts Point once was like. Some say the area looked like a bomb hit it and burned a hole in the neighborhood.
Construction is expected to begin this October. When it's finished SEBCO says the only empty space on the lot will be a small park for the neighborhood.