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Project Name

282 284 Washington St - Potential Urban Farm

Project Parcels


282 Washington ST
City of Boston - DND
Project Images
Property Size
9,920 sq/ft


To Be Decided

Project Goals

MOH is exploring preservation of this open space for use as an urban farm. Please share your thoughts about what you would like to see on this site in the future.


Winter 2023

Community Feedback

We’re meeting with community members to gather feedback on plans for the site.

Feb 22 2023
MOH is gathering community input about the possible use of this parcel as an urban farm.
Theresa Strachila | Project Manager
May 03 2023
282-284 Washington Street Community Meeting

Thanks to the community members who came to this meeting about the future of the land at 282-284 Washington Street in Dorchester and to the Guild for hosting us! Community members expressed various op inions, including support for an urban farm at this site, desire for mixed use development including affordable commercial spaces, preservation of healthy mature trees, and a strong maintenance plan for any future use of the site. MOH intends to continue to engage with community members and schedule another community meeting in the coming weeks to gather more community feedback. The slides from the meeting are attached below.

Jul 11 2023
282-284 Washington Street Virtual Community Meeting

Thank you to all the community members who joined us to discuss the future of the City-owned parcel at 282-284 Washington Street. Many attendees, including direct abutters of the parcel supported the use of the parcel as an urban farm and the construction of a farm stand for fresh produces sales on the site. Several attendees indicated a preference for residential or mixed use development on the site that might include more commercial space. Attendees requested additional information about other projects on City-owned parcels in the neighborhood. MOH will schedule another community meeting with a presentation about other projects in the neighborhood to solicit additional community feedback.

Jul 18 2023
Jul 18 2023
MOH conducted Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments of this parcel. The Phase I identified several Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs). Phase II testing did not reveal any indications of impacts to the site from the RECs identified in Phase I.
Theresa Strachila | Project Manager

Developer Selection

Predicted Date: Fall 2024

City Planning

Predicted Date: Fall 2024

Under Construction

Predicted Date: To Be Determined

Project Complete

Predicted Date: To Be Determined
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