Martin Luther King Plaza (2006 Silver Award Winner)

Philadelphia Housing Authority
Housing and Community Institution Projects
Martin Luther King Plaza consists of 136 low-income rental and 90 affordable homeownership units that span the once blighted 15-block area east of Broad Street in Philadelphia.  The development is comprised of Victorian styled row and infill houses, two and three stories that match the character of the neighborhood. The Philadelphia Housing Authority installed high-efficiency mechanical equipment in the buildings, reducing energy consumption, promoting cost savings and a cleaner environment.  The Philadelphia Housing Authority worked with the City of Philadelphia to incorporate a new streetscape and water-retention systems, maximize space for housing with off-street parking and back yards that complements the historic character of the neighborhood. 
Gold Award