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Project Name

Cedar Street Open Space

Project Parcels

1100109000

Cedar ST
Owner:
City of Boston - DND
7,477sqft

1100113000

CEDAR ST
Owner:
City of Boston - DND
3,949sqft

1100110000

CEDAR ST
Owner:
City of Boston - DND
7,643sqft

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Neighborhood
Roxbury
Councilor
Fernandes Anderson
Property Size
19,069 sq/ft

Developer

Edward L. Cooper Community Gardening & Education Center

Project Goals

Three parcels to be preserved as green space including continued use for community gardening and public open space. A Community Meeting was held in January 2021, and an RFP issued in September 2021. One proposal was received, and the Edward L. Cooper Community Gardening & Education Center was named developer.

Timeline

Fall 2020

Community Feedback

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

Jan 05 2021
A virtual community meeting has been scheduled, in partnership with the Highland Park Project Review Committee, for Thursday, January 28, at 6:30pm to discuss the possible preservation of these parcels as open space. The meeting link and numbers for Spanish and Haitian interpretation lines can be found below: Meeting link: Cedar/Linwood Open Space - Community Meeting Password: cedarlinwood Call-in number: +1-408-418-9388 Access Code - English: 179 054 8771 Spanish language line: 1-408-418-9388, access code: 179 756 5981 Haitian language line: 1-408-418-9388, access code: 179 331 8775 For tips on attending WebEx events, please view this document: WebEx Attendee Tips
Shani Fletcher | Project Manager
Jan 29 2021
A virtual community meeting was held on January 28, 2021, and support was strong for permanent preservation as public open space. DND expects to issue an RFP for preservation of these parcels by late February.
Shani Fletcher | Project Manager
Feb 03 2021
A community meeting was held on January 28, and support was strong for preservation of these parcels as community open space. We will continue taking feedback until Feburary 19, and if support remains strong, we expect to issue a Request for Proposals shortly after that date. Please find slides from the January 28 meeting below.
Shani Fletcher | Project Manager
Fall 2021

Developer Selection

We’ll release a Request for Proposals and select a developer for this site.

Sep 27, 2021

Request for Proposals (RFP) Opened for Bidding

Spring 2022

City Planning

We're working with the developer on the final design, budget, and financing.
Nov 28 2022
An RFP for the parcels was issued on September 27, 2021. One response was received from the Edward L. Cooper Community Gardening & Education Center to preserve the parcels as open space with pathway and accessibility improvements. The Cooper Center was named developer after review of their design. See the design here.
Theresa Strachila | Project Manager

Under Construction

Predicted Date: Summer 2023

Project Complete

Predicted Date: Summer 2024
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