Bronx Community Board 1 is the Gateway to the Downtown Bronx. View the CB1 District Map
The Board consists of up to 50 volunteer members appointed by the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. in conjunction with the district Council Members.
Many national and regional retail convenience chains have begun to open stores in the area. The work performed by Community Board 1 in conjunction with a number of local housing and economic development corporations and not-for-profit organizations have contributed to the sustained redevelopment and population growth that is now occurring.
Private and public financed new affordable housing projects such as the recent development of Via Verde have yielded to a low to mid-rise residential community. Community Board 1 has been extremely aggressive in promoting the development of quality affordable and environmentally sound housing.
The designation by the federal and state governments of Port Morris as an empowerment zone and an empire zone has allowed businesses located there to receive special tax benefits and additional financial incentives.
The district has a very strong core foundation through the existing resources of its regional transportation systems. There is ease of connectivity via subway, bus service and commuter rail throughout the Bronx and to the outer boroughs.
The proposed redevelopment of the district's abandoned waterfront includes plans for the creation of access to the Harlem River waterfront with pedestrian connection to Randall's Island from Lincoln and Park Avenues.
The district has become more viable as a place to live, play and work and welcome all new arrivals of different cultures as our community continues to grow. View the Mott Haven Historic District Map