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Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee Meeting

Monday, January 09, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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Meeting ID:  160 002 1098


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Summary and Goals 

The Roxbury Strategic Master Plan, is a strategic planning agenda that will provide a framework to guide change and economic growth for the next ten to twenty years in Roxbury. The plan seeks to provide a high quality physical environment that is attractive, safe, and convenient for residents and visitors. It is a plan that values education and job readiness at all levels and that gives residents choices in how they participate in the civic, cultural, and economic life of the community. The plan encourages businesses that are environmentally sensitive to public health, conserve resources, and put the concept of environmental justice into practice.

The theme that emerged from the public process is the commitment to build upon the area’s many assets to develop a strong and united Roxbury at “the Heart of the City.” Roxbury is poised to enhance the quality of life of its residents by sharing in the educational, cultural, natural resources and infrastructure of the City, and connecting to the economic success of the metropolitan Boston area.

The Strategic Master Plan will provide structure and guidance to current and future development efforts in this neighborhood. It includes achievable standards and specific short- and long-term implementation strategies which will facilitate the development of thriving commercial centers, provide for a wide variety of housing types, foster continued diversity in its resident population, support an efficient and effective transportation network resulting in an affordable and decent quality of life.

The specific details of the plan have been shaped in a series of focus group meetings, Community Working Group meetings and neighborhood-wide public workshops attended by residents, representatives from community organizations, area institutions, city agencies, and elected officials. The plan reflects a synthesis and prioritization of issues, objectives and strategies expressed by the participants of the workshops combined with the analysis of existing conditions and trends affecting the region and the neighborhood.

Read the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan

The Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee meets every 1st Monday of the month. For more information, please see the documents below and for meeting recaps and updates, please go to the Past Public Meetings section below.

Join, Engage and Take Action

Join: Join the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee, and/or a Project Review Committee (PRC)
To take a more active role in the overseeing of public parcel disposition in the Nubian Square area, please consider joining the RSMPOC or a PRC.

RSMPOC Nomination Form
RSMPOC members are charged with advising the implementation of the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan and PLAN: Nubian Square initiatives by providing a holistic view on issues including economic development, workforce opportunities, and housing. At this time the nominations for the RSMPOC are closed. Please check back for further updates.

PRC Nomination Form
PRC members are tasked with evaluating the development submissions solicited from the request for proposals of publicly-owned parcels within Nubian Square.
At this time nominations for P-10 and Bartlett Place are Open

Engage: Attend public meetings. Ask questions. Invite neighbors, Roxbury civic groups and organizations, businesses, abutters or other community affiliates to public meetings
Meetings typically include updates from developers and BPDA staff. During these meetings the RSMPOC and community members have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on upcoming development. To learn more about the rules and format of these meetings please read the Rules of Engagement

Take Action: Review and comment on projects, developments, and the planning initiatives. 
Materials for the parcels overseen by the RSMPOC can be found in the Projects Under Review section below

Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Committee Members

Catherine Hardaway
Charlotte Nelson
Dorothea Jones
Frank Williams
Frederick Fairfield
Lorraine Payne Wheeler
Marisa Luse
Nefertiti Lawrence
Norman Stembridge
Steven Godfrey
Sue Sullivan
True-See Allah
Valeda Britton

Ex-Officio Members
State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz
State Representative Liz Miranda
State Representative Chyna Tyler
City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson

Projects Under Review


FINAL RFP | PRC Nomination Form
P-3 Proposals
HYM & My City at Peace Development Submission | HYM & My City at Peace Design Submission | Tishman Speyer & Ruggles Progressive Partners Development Submission | Tishman Speyer & Ruggles Progressive Partners Design Submission

Blair Lot:
Blair Lot Proposals
Nubian Ascends Development Submission | Nubian Ascends Design Submission | Nubian Ascends Presentation | Nubian Ascends Presentación | Nubian Ascends Prezantasyon | Recording and Chat

Nawn Factory:
Nawn Factory Proposals
Historic Boston Incorporated | art @ the Nawn Factory | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Developer Presentation Recording 

Parcel 8:
Parcel 8 Development Proposals
New Urban Collaborative Development Submission | New Urban Collaborative Design Submission | NUBA Development Submission | NUBA Design Submission | NuGateway Development Submission | NuGateway Design Submission | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Developer Presentation Recording

Malcolm X:
Draft RFP

Final RFP 

RFP Presentation | Presentación (Español) | Prezantasyon (Kreyòl Ayisyen) | Handout | Folleto | Feyè | Recording and Chat (English and Spanish) | Transcription of the Q&A

Note: The original recording of this meeting captured the Spanish interpreter audio, and the Haitian Creole slides. For clarity we re-recorded our presentation in English and have transcribed the Question and Answer Portion of the meeting to the best of our ability.

Crescent Development Proposals:
Trinity Financial and Madison Park Development Corporation | Planning Office of Urban Affairs and J. Garland Enterprises | Onyx Group
Crescent Development Community Q&As:
Cass Crossing | Drexel Village | Trinity-Madison

BPDA Projects Under Development

Madison Tropical Parcel 10:
Upcoming meeting: TBD

Bartlett Place - Lot DLot F2Lot F4Phase 3
Upcoming meeting: TBD

135 Dudley
Upcoming meeting: TBD

2147 Washington
Upcoming meeting: TBD

Other BPDA Roxbury development project updates can be found by searching the Development Review page. Click the name of the project to get an overview of the proposal and where it is in the BPDA planning process. 

DND Development Projects 
40-50 Warren
75-81 Dudley

For more information on submitted proposals and selected developer, please visit DND's site

Past Public Meetings

2022 Meetings

November 7, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Aprizentason | Notes | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

October 3, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Aprizentason | Notes | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

September 12, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Aprizentason | Notes | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

July 11, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

June 6, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

May 16, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

Please note that the presentation slides in the meeting recording are in Haitian Creole but you can access the English and Spanish presentation slides above.

April 4, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

March 7, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

February 7, 2022
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Developer Progress Reports | Recording

2021 Meetings

November 1, 2021
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording

October 4, 2021
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording

September 13, 2021
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording

July 12, 2021
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording

June 7, 2021
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording

May 3, 2021
Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes Recording

April 5, 2021
Crescent Parcel PRC Application | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Recording

March 1, 2021
Crescent Parcel PRC Application | Agenda | Agenda (Español) | Ajanda | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording


January 11, 2021
Agenda | Agenda (Español) | Ajanda | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording

2020 Meetings

December 7, 2020
Agenda | Agenda (Español) | Ajanda | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording 

November 2, 2020
Agenda | Agenda (Español) | Ajanda | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording | Post Meeting Questions and Answers

October 5, 2020
Agenda | Agenda (Español) | Ajanda | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording

September 14, 2020
Agenda | Agenda (Español) | Ajanda | Presentation | Presentación | Prezantasyon | Notes | Recording

March 2, 2020
Agenda | PresentationNotes

February 3, 2020
Agenda | Presentation | P3 Timeline | Notes

2019 Meetings

November 4, 2019 
Agenda | Presentation | Notes

October 7, 2019 
Agenda | Presentation | Notes

September 9, 2019
Agenda | Presentation | Notes

July 1, 2019
Presentation | Notes

June 3, 2019
Agenda | Presentation

May 6, 2019
Agenda | Presentation | Notes

April 1, 2019
Agenda | Presentation | Notes

Jan 7, 2019
Agenda | Presentation | Notes

Documents All Documents »

20200302_RSMPOC_Presentation PDF, 1.4MB
20200302_RSMPOC Final Agenda PDF, 207KB

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 Roxbury Strategic Master Plan team.

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