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Latest Updates

For updates on P3 please visit our PLAN: Nubian P3 page

The PLAN: Nubian Square Process Overview and Guidelines for Development report has been updated to reflect the name change that occurred in December 2019, when the Dudley Square area was officially renamed to Nubian Square, as a result of years of community advocacy. Please note that the PLAN: Nubian Square planning initiative started in 2016 originally named as PLAN: Dudley Square, and it was adopted by the BPDA Board before the official name change took place. The document's title, main text, and relevant footnotes now reflect the name PLAN: Nubian Square except in images taken in real time and graphics produced before the official name change. This update is purely administrative, and no other changes were made to the report. If you have any questions please contact the Roxbury Planner, Yari Cortez, at [email protected].

Summary & Goals

At the heart of the city and home to the region’s busiest bus station, Nubian Square is a prime corridor for job creation, commerce, and transit-oriented development. PLAN: Nubian Square will revisit the visions presented in both the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan and Dudley Vision to evaluate if they still align with current community goals. Using these past plans as a framework, PLAN: Nubian Square will offer the City and community the opportunity to think strategically about the types of uses, public realm, and scale of development that are best suited for the future of the area.

This planning effort will create a road map for a streamlined implementation plan for publicly-owned (City/BPDA/State) and vacant privately-owned parcels. From this Nubian Square focus, we will work with the community to further expand the discussion to the Roxbury neighborhood at large.

Through open dialogue and community involvement, this study will be used to develop an implementation plan to mobilize development on publicly-owned parcels.

On July 11, 2019 the BPDA Board voted to approve the PLAN: Nubian Square Process Overview and Guidelines for Development document. 

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

For Parcel P3 RFPs please see the PLAN: Nubian Square: Parcel P3 page.

Blair Lot
Blair Lot Proposals
Nubian Ascends Development Submission | Nubian Ascends Design Submission | Nubian Ascends Presentation | Nubian Ascends Presentación | Nubian Ascends Prezantasyon | Recording and Chat

Nawn Factory
Nawn Factory Proposals
Historic Boston Incorporated | art @ the Nawn Factory | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Developer Presentation Recording

Parcel 8
Parcel 8 Development Proposals
New Urban Collaborative Development Submission | New Urban Collaborative Design Submission | NUBA Development Submission | NUBA Design Submission | NuGateway Development Submission | NuGateway Design Submission | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Developer Presentation Recording

Malcolm X
Draft RFP

Final RFP 

RFP Presentation | Presentación (Español) | Prezantasyon (Kreyòl Ayisyen) | Handout | Folleto | Feyè | Recording and Chat (English and Spanish) | Transcription of the Q&A

Note: The original recording of this meeting captured the Spanish interpreter audio, and the Haitian Creole slides. For clarity we re-recorded our presentation in English and have transcribed the Question and Answer Portion of the meeting to the best of our ability.

Crescent Development Proposals:
Trinity Financial and Madison Park Development Corporation | Planning Office of Urban Affairs and J. Garland Enterprises | Onyx Group
Crescent Development Community Q&As:
Cass Crossing | Drexel Village | Trinity-Madison

BPDA Development Projects

Madison Tropical Parcel 10
Upcoming meeting: TBD

Bartlett Place - Lot DLot F2Lot F4Phase 3
Upcoming meeting: TBD

135 Dudley
Upcoming meeting: TBD

2147 Washington
Upcoming meeting: TBD

All BPDA Roxbury development project updates can be found by searching the Development Review page. Click the name of the project to get an overview of the proposal and where it is in the planning process. 

Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH) Development Projects
40-50 Warren
75-81 Dudley

For more information on submitted proposals and selected developers, please visit MOH's site.

Past Engagement

For Parcel P3 past engagement please see the PLAN: Nubian Square: Parcel P3 page.

View past meeting presentations, recordings, and other materials by clicking on a meeting link below.

February 8, 2021: Environmental Remediation Virtual Chat with a Planner

November 16, 2020: Virtual Chat with a Planner

October 7, 2020: Crescent Urban Design Guidelines

July 27, 2020: Virtual Chat with a Planner

March 23, 2020: Crescent Parcel and Malcolm X Parcel – Final Draft RFP Discussion and Review

February 24, 2020: Crescent and Malcolm X – Draft RFP Discussion and Review

January 27, 2020: Campus High Urban Renewal Plan and Urban Design Guidelines for Crescent Parcel and Malcolm X & Putnam Parcels

November 18, 2019: Affordability Objectives and Requirements in PLAN: Dudley Request for Proposals

October 21, 2019: Development Objectives and Guidelines Crescent and Malcolm X & Putnam Parcels

July 22, 2019: Nawn Factory, Parcel 8, and Blair Lot RFP Updates

June 17, 2019: Nawn Factory, Parcel 8, and Blair Lot RFP Discussion

May 20, 2019:  Development Objectives and Guidelines Nawn Factory, Parcel 8, and Blair Lot

March 19, 2018: Draft RFP and Review Process Discussion

February 26, 2018: RFP Overview Workshop

January 22, 2018: RFP Review Open House

November 27, 2017: Urban Design Workshop

October 16, 2017: Climate Readiness & Resiliency Workshop

June 19, 2017: Planning Recap Workshop

May 15, 2017: Visioning Workshop II

April 24, 2017: Economic Development Workshop & Resource Fair

March 20, 2017: Housing Creation Workshop

February 27, 2017: Crafting RFP Language Workshop

January 23, 2017: Community Development Conversation Workshop

November 21, 2016: Development Program Uses Workshop

October 24, 2016: Incorporating Urban Design Principles Workshop

September 19, 2016: Development Scenarios & Tools for Development Workshop

Documents All Documents »

DRAFT - Blair Lot RFP Sep 2019 PDF, 1.2MB
DRAFT - Parcel 8 RFP Sep 2019 PDF, 1.2MB

Share Your Thoughts

We want to hear from you! All questions, comments and ideas are welcome. Comments are received and reviewed by members of the PLAN: Nubian Square team.

To submit a comment in a language besides English, please email [email protected].
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