On September 17, Mayor Marty Walsh joined the community development agency Urban Edge, elected officials, community leaders and neighbors to celebrate the opening of the Walker Park Apartments. With 49 units of affordable family housing and Delphine's Courtyard, a pocket park in Egleston Square, Walker Park redevelops three parcels adjacent to the Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library and in the Egleston Square Main Street District.
The development is named for longtime community activist Delphine Walker, whose home once stood on one of the development sites. All of the new apartments have been rented to households who earn at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), including eight apartments reserved for families earning 30 percent of AMI or below.
The ribbon cutting was attended by members of the Walker family and Senator Sonia Chang Diaz as well as PCA's David Chilinski, Principal in Charge and Dan Molenkamp, Project Manager.