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.
Draft Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
PLAN: Nubian Square is continuing its process through the creation of draft RFPs for Crescent Parcel and Malcolm X Parcel, which are available for review below.
Comments for the upcoming PLAN: Nubian Square RFP Draft Review must be submitted by April 6, 2020 below.
In the Nubian Square area there are many vacant and underutilized properties whose potential future uses have been discussed with the community. PLAN: Nubian Square began in early 2016 as a community engagement process to revisit the goals of the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan. To realize the vision for an economically empowered Nubian Square, the Boston Planning & Development Agency, City of Boston, and State of Massachusetts agreed to leverage their real estate assets in the area for explicitly community oriented development projects.
The conclusion of the PLAN: Nubian Square will result in the release of a series of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that outline the development objectives and guidelines. The PLAN: Nubian Square Process Overview document is currently being finalized.
On July 16, 2018, after two and half years of public process, the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) released RFPs for the four parcels of land they own: 40-50 Warren Street; 75-81 Dudley Street; 2147 Washington Street; and 135 Dudley Street (also known as Dudley Street Commercial). Official versions of the final RFPs can be downloaded here. On June 3rd, 2019, the Project Review Committee for the DND parcels made a recommendations to the RSMPOC for each parcel, which they approved. For more information on submitted proposals and selected developer, please visit DND's site.
On October 7, 2018, the RSMPOC voted to approve the RFPs for Blair Lot, Nawn Factory, and Parcel 8. On November 20th, the BPDA released RFPs for two of the parcels: Blair Lot and Nawn Factory. Official versions of the final RFPs can be downloaded here.