Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. released his “Bronx Annual Development Report” today, highlighting the most successful year in total development funding the Bronx has seen since the borough president took office in 2009.
The Bronx saw the largest total investments in the last decade, with $4 billion in total development invested in 2019, the most during Borough President Diaz, Jr.’s tenure. The total number is an increase from more than $2.7 billion in total development in 2017 and $3.48 billion in 2018.
In addition, over 9,000 residential units were developed in the Bronx in 2019, the largest amount of residential units added, since becoming borough president.
“This report shows not only how far we have come as a borough economically, since I first took office, but what the Bronx could become again after we rebound from this global pandemic,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “Last year, we continued to attract tremendous interest from all sectors, making that growth work for all Bronxites. Working together with our Bronx businesses, along with our development leaders, community boards, non-profits and elected officials, we have shown that we are capable of achieving great economic growth, making the Bronx a great place to live, work and raise a family.
The “Bronx Annual Development Report” also illustrates the year-to-year investment and construction The Bronx has played host to since 2009, when Borough President Diaz first took office.
The borough has seen more than $23 billion in total investments, up from $18.9 billion in 2018, as well as more than 109.5 million square feet of total development construction since 2009.
Also, a total of 55,295 residential units have also been constructed in The Bronx since 2009, with more than half of those units—27,133—having been developed with government subsidies.
The full report can be read here.