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Redevelopment of Dudley Square Continues

Nov 30, 2011

As part of the economic revitalization of Dudley Square, Boston’s most historic square and geographic center, the Ferdinand Furniture Building is on its way to becoming the Dudley Square Municipal Building. Last evening, the BRA announced that it will unite the Ferdinand Building, Curtis Block, and J.S. Waterman Block to support the unified vision to comprehensively redevelop this key block in the heart of Dudley Square.  The 152,000 square foot project will redevelop the Washington Block to open all three corners into the Square while expanding ground floor retail opportunities, extending the continuity of Washington Street frontage, and integrating neighboring historic buildings.  The incorporation of Curtis Block and J.S. Waterman Block will allow better access to Dudley Station and the opportunity to "green" the Square. The $115 million project will break ground in March 2012.  The BRA will assist the businesses in the other blocks with their relocation within Dudley Square and potentially return to the building after its opening in 2014. The Dudley Square Municipal Building will house over 500 staff from the Boston Public Schools Administration, Jobs and Community Services, and a satellite Municipal Service Center.

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