The BPDA hosted a PLAN: Dudley Square workshop on May 20th to discuss development objectives for Nawn, Parcel 8, and Blair Lot. At the meeting a draft document outlining the initiative was released and is also available for review here. The public comment period for the document is open until June 17th. Please submit your comments regarding the draft document at the bottom of this page.
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 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: Dudley 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/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.
The developer responses to the DND (Department of Neighborhood Development) parcels can be viewed at the links below:
75 - 81 Dudley Street
2147 Washington Street
135 Dudley Street (Dudley Commercial)
40 - 50 Warren Street
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.
Nominations for Department of Neighborhood Development Parcels in Dudley Square are now closed but we are currently accepting nominations on a rolling basis for residents to serve on the PRCs for the BPDA parcels and Master Plan within Dudley Square. If you are interested in serving on the PRC, or would like to nominate someone to the PRC, please fill out this nomination form as completely as possible. Alternatively, you can find a printed form here.
For more information, please contact Muge Undemir, Senior Planner, at Mugzy.Undemir@Boston.gov or at 617.918.4488.
PAST PUBLIC WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
September 19, 2016: Development Scenarios & Tools for Development Workshop
October 24, 2016: Incorporating Urban Design Principles Workshop
November 21, 2016: Development Program Uses Workshop
January 23, 2017: Community Development Conversation Workshop
February 27, 2017: Crafting RFP Language Workshop
March 20, 2017: Housing Creation Workshop
April 24, 2017: Economic Development Workshop & Resource Fair
May 15, 2017: Visioning Workshop II
June 19, 2017: Planning Recap Workshop
October 16, 2017: Climate Readiness & Resiliency Workshop
November 27, 2017: Urban Design Workshop
January 22, 2018: RFP Review Open House
February 26, 2018: RFP Overview Workshop
March 19, 2018: Draft RFP and Review Process Discussion