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A Look Inside the Dudley Municipal Building

Jun 30, 2014

Last week, BRA communications staff took a hardhat tour of the Dudley Square Municipal Center, now under construction managed by the City's Public Facilities Department. The six-story, 200,000 square foot development will re-unify an entire block by joining three historic structures, including the long-dormant Ferdinand Building.

Next to the region's busiest surface transit facility, Dudley Station, the new facility will consolidate separate offices for 500+ employees of the Boston Public Schools administration. The buildings will also contain an entrepreneurial innovation space, ground floor retailers, and several new public art pieces.

The Dudley Square Municipal Center is expected to be the centerpiece of the City's ongoing revitalization efforts in Dudley Square, Roxbury. Other recent successes in the Dudley Square district include the new Area B-2 Police Station, a Dudley Branch Library facade revamp, Madison Tropical's upcoming grocery-anchored commercial project, and Urbanica's Melnea Hotel and Residences.  A number of City of Boston partner organizations have been involved in Dudley revitalization projects, including the Department of Neighborhood Development, Public Works, Boston Transportation Department, the BRA, and Boston Art Commission.

Substantial completion of construction is anticipated at the end of 2014, with expected move-ins taking place in early 2015.

The exterior of the building incorporates three distinct historic facades.

Historic buildings are knit together with new construction.

A central staircase leads up from the central, public lobby.

The second level of the lobby will house a new business incubator space.

Public work stations will line the second floor railings. Free wifi will be installed throughout the building and Dudley Square.

The view down Washington Street from one of the original, circular glass windows.

Open concept office space will house consolidated BPS offices.

First floor retail space is intended for a restaurant.

A sixth floor roofdeck offers views of downtown.


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