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Project Name

Melnea Cass Blvd - Potential Community Garden Preservation

Project Parcels

0902025020

WINDSOR ST
Owner:
City of Boston - DND
5,000sqft

0901968010

MELNEA CASS BL
Owner:
City of Boston - DND
21,906sqft
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3 PHOTOS

Neighborhood
South End
Councilor
Fernandes Anderson
Property Size
26,906 sq/ft

Developer

United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury

Project Goals

The site is 26,906 sq. ft. of vacant land on Melnea Cass Blvd/Windsor Street near the South End/Roxbury border. There is community interest in the permanent preservation of these two parcels as open space including continued use as a community garden. A community meeting was held in 2020 and support for this preservation was strong. An RFP is was issued in 2021, and one proposal was received. It is currently under review.

Timeline

Fall 2021

Developer Selection

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

Sep 20, 2021

Request for Proposals (RFP) Opened for Bidding

Feb 17 2022
Melnea Cass Garden Developer Presentation
24 ATTENDEES

Thanks to everyone who attended the developer presentation for Melnea Cass Blvd and Windsor Street Community Garden and Open Space Preservation. Support for UNLR's proposal was strong overall. Interes t in continued community engagement as improvement designs are refined was strongly expressed. UNLR, in turn, expressed an eagerness for continued input and conversation throughout the remainder of the design process. Please see the recording for more details.

Spring 2022

City Planning

We're working with the developer on the final design, budget, and financing.

Under Construction

Predicted Date: Spring 2023

Project Complete

Predicted Date: Spring 2024
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