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The Roslindale Square plan will determine a public investment and growth-focused vision for the area focused on the central commercial blocks and transit assets. It is one of the first plans being developed as part of Squares + Streets, a new planning and zoning initiative that will focus on housing, public space, arts and culture, small businesses, and transportation in neighborhood centers and along main streets.

About Squares + Streets

The BPDA in partnership with several City of Boston departments is launching a series of Squares + Streets plans. One of the initial four locations is Roslindale Square, a key commercial district in the Roslindale neighborhood. The people who live, work, shop, and visit this commercial area will have the opportunity to participate in the development of the Roslindale Square Plan.

To learn more about Squares + Streets please see the project homepage.

Roslindale Square Overview

Roslindale Square is a historic commercial area approximately 6 miles south of Downtown Boston in the heart of the Roslindale neighborhood. It retains many historic buildings and has a diverse mix of local restaurants, shops, and civic spaces such as the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library and the Roslindale Substation. Adams Park, a .7-acre public park in the center of Roslindale Square, is an important anchor of community events, including the annual Roslindale Farmers Market.

This area is serviced by the Roslindale Village station as part of the MBTA Commuter Rail, as well as several MBTA bus routes. For more information see the:

Roslindale Square Plan

The focus of the Roslindale Square planning process will determine a public investment and growth-focused vision for the area focused on the central commercial blocks and transit assets. The planning process will:

  • Focus on housing, small businesses, public space, cultural amenities, transit assets etc. that reflect the unique needs of this area.
  • Develop Squares + Streets plans in 6–9 month timeframes. 

Get Involved

Roslindale Square: Squares + Streets Survey

Please take our survey - open through March 29, 2024 - to tell us more about your experience of Roslindale Square and hopes for the future!

Upcoming Events

Roslindale Square Open House |  Register

[In-Person: The Roslindale Substation - 4228 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131]  
Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The BPDA is hosting an open house to officially kick off the 6-9 month planning and engagement process for the Roslindale Square Squares + Streets plan! At this event, community members can learn more about the Squares + Streets planning & zoning processes while helping us understand their priorities, history, and hopes for Roslindale Square. 

Childcare, translation services in Haitian Creole and Spanish, and light refreshments will be provided for meeting attendees. Please note that on-site childcare will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis with limited capacity.


What makes Roslindale Square a great place to live, work, play, shop, or visit?

Map of the Roslindale Square plan area in Boston.

Over the course of the spring and summer, staff will be at several community events to engage with you about the Roslindale Square plan. Check out the "Stay Connected" section for engagement notifications and our calendar to check out upcoming Roslindale Squares + Streets engagement activities..

Language Access

Through Squares + Streets the BPDA and City of Boston are committed to making this as inclusive and open a process as possible. As part of this effort, we intend to offer interpretation and translation services at our key public meetings and engagements and ensure that key materials and updates are provided in Spanish and Haitian Creole. If you need any of these materials or information in an additional language please email [email protected].

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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 Roslindale Square - Squares + Streets team.

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