PLAN: Nubian Square

On December 19, 2019, the Public Improvement Commission approved the name change of Roxbury’s Dudley Square to Nubian Square after a public hearing. Moving forward, the BPDA will refer to PLAN: Dudley Square as PLAN: Nubian Square, formerly known as PLAN: Dudley Square.

Past Events


Our next workshop will be held on January 27th, where we will be discussing Crescent, Malcolm & Puntam Parcels Urban Design and the history of Campus High Urban Renewal Area. 

Our last workshop was held on November 18, 2019, where we discussed the affordability requirements in the Request for Proposals and provided an example of how development are funded. For more information, please visit the event page

On October 7, the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee recommended the release of three RFPs for Nawn Factory, Parcel 8, and Blair Lot. The request for proposals for Nawn Factory and Blair Lot have now been released and are available for viewing and download. Visit this site for Blair Lot, and this site for Nawn Factory

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: Nubian Square, formerly known as 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.

We are currently accepting nominations to serve on the PRCs for Nawn Factory, Parcel 8, and Blair Lot. 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. Deadline for submission is December 2, 2019. 

For more information, please contact Muge Undemir, Senior Planner, at or at 617.918.4488.

On July 11, the BPDA Board voted to approve the PLAN: Dudley Square Process Overview and Guidelines for Development document. It is available for review here

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/BRA/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.

The developer responses to the first phase of PLAN: Nubian parcels can be viewed at the links below:

75 - 81 Dudley Street 

2147 Washington Street

135 Dudley Street (Dudley Commercial)

40 - 50 Warren Street



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.

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