In the New York Times article “A Rebirth in the Bronx: Is This How to Save Public Housing?” author Michael Kimmelman compares two affordable housing developments in the Bronx – Edelman Houses and Baychester Houses – to highlight the differences that thoughtful community redevelopment can make. “Side by side, the two projects make a textbook before-and-after comparison, one derelict [Edelman], the other refurbished [Baychester],” writes Kimmelman.

Redeveloped by L+M Development Partners with Camber Property Group, MBD Community Housing Corporation, and property owner NYCHA, Baychester Houses features new common areas, apartment upgrades like new fixtures and appliances, a farmers market, and increased security – all without changing the affordability of the apartments.