PLAN: Dudley Square

At the heart of the city and home to the region’s busiest bus station, Dudley Square is a prime corridor for job creation, commerce, and transit-oriented development.

PLAN: Dudley Square Roxbury will revisit the visions presented in both the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan and Dudley Vision to see if they still align with current community goals.

Using these past plans as a framework, PLAN: Dudley Square Roxbury 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 comprehensive development opportunity plan and streamlined implementation plan for publicly-owned (City/BRA/State) and vacant privately-owned parcels. From this Dudley 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.

Project Review Committee

Interested in joining a Project Review Committee (PRC)?

As part of the review process project review committees (PRCs) will be formed to evaluate the developer submissions based on the criteria developed through the PLAN: Dudley Square process and outlined in the Request for Proposals (RFPs). After proposals are selected, PRCs continue to monitor project progress from tentative designation until the buildings are ready to open. In order to better gauge community interest in serving on a PRC, please fill out this survey as completely as possible if you might like to serve on a committee for projects in Dudley Square. The City of Boston and BPDA will use this form to directly contact those interested in serving on a PRC once the nomination form is released. Nomination forms will also be distributed to the whole community. 

PLAN: Dudley Photo Campaign

The BPDA is seeking pictures from the community for use in the PLAN: Dudley Square plan document and RFPs. These documents will be released at the conclusion of the engagement process and are being designed to capture community input and feedback to develop the guidelines for development.

To help communicate the vision for the future we are looking for pictures that reflect happy times people have had in the neighborhood. If you have pictures of events or places in Dudley Square, past or present, that make you smile please consider sharing some with us.

Please consider submitting up to three pictures via email attachment to Submitting pictures asserts you own the rights to the photograph and grant the BPDA permission to reproduce the image in agency literature and communications. Please provide all appropriate captions and photo credits to be included should your photograph(s) be used.


Future Workshops TBD: Usually third Monday of Month


February 22, 2016: Open House

March 16, 2016: Walking Tour 

March 21, 2016: Visioning Workshop

April 19, 2016: Transportation and Public Realm Workshop

May 16, 2016: Assessing What We Heard & Next Steps Workshop

June 20, 2016: Economic & Workforce Development Workshop

July 18, 2016: Discuss Development Goals & Scenarios Workshop

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

October 24, 2016:  Development Workshop: Incorporating Urban Design Principles 

November 21, 2016: Development Program Uses Workshop 

January 23, 2017: Community Development Conversation Workshop

February 27, 2017: Community Development Workshop: Crafting RFP Language

March 20, 2017: Community Development Workshop: Housing Creation

April 24, 2017: Economic Development Workshop & Resource Fair

May 15, 2017: Visioning Workshop II

June 17, 2017: Planning Recap Workshop

October 16, 2017: Climate Readiness & Resiliency

November 27, 2017: Urban Design

January 22, 2018: RFP Review Open House

February 26, 2018: RFP Overview 

March 19, 2018: Draft RFP and Review Process Discussion 

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