On March 27, the BRA and the City of Boston
will host an Open House
to allow community members to meet retailers who have submitted proposals for tenancy in the under-construction Dudley Municipal/Ferdinand Building
in Dudley Square, Roxbury.
The retailers who will be in attendence have responded to the Dudley Square Municipal Center Retail RFP, and have proposed retail concepts for the Dudley Municipal/Ferdinand Building. Several ground-floor retail spaces will be available upon completion of the new building, which will also house the consolidated Boston Public Schools
offices on the upper floors. The successful retail proponents will ideally offer community-desired amenities to benefit and complement the Dudley Square district's vibrant commercial mix. The Dudley Vision
Advisory Task Force, City of Boston staff, and consultants from CBRE/Grossman Retail Advisors
hosted educational Retail Workshops in previous months to inform local entrepreneurs about resources available for this exciting new retail opportunity. The retail RFP was jointly issued by the City of Boston's Property Management & Construction Department
and the BRA.
The Dudley Municipal/Ferdinand Building and associated retail RFP are components of the Dudley Vision Project
, a multi-year, City of Boston sponsored planning and economic development initiative to enhance Dudley Square. Additional projects in the area include the Dudley Square District Parking Analysis and the new Area B-2 Police Station (now complete). The Dudley Municipal/Ferdinand Building is set to open in the first quarter of 2015.
The Open House solely constitutes a community engagement opportunity for Roxbury and Dudley Square stakeholders and the public in general; and is not mandatory nor is it a part of the retail selection process.
: Thursday, March 27, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dudley Branch Library, 65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Dana Whiteside, Deputy Director, Community Economic Development, BRA at 617-918-4441
Additional Details on DudleyVision: www.DudleyVision.org