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Project Name

Washington Street Urban Wild

Project Parcels


218 Washington ST
City of Boston - DND


220 Washington ST
City of Boston - DND


Washington ST
City of Boston - DND


Washington ST
City of Boston - DND
Property Size
32,074 sq/ft


Urban Guild Inc.

Project Goals

Over 32,000 square feet is being made available for possible preservation as open space. A community meeting was held in December 2020, and support was strong for the use of this site as an urban wild, community pathway, and food forest. An RFP is expected to be issued by spring 2021.


Winter 2020

Community Feedback

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

Nov 27 2020
A community meeting will be held in partnership with Mt Bowdoin Betterment Association on Saturday, December 19. Further details will be posted on this page soon.
Campbell Stras | Project Manager
Dec 03 2020
DND will be gathering feedback on the proposed use of these parcels as a permanent urban wild at the Mt. Bowdoin Betterment Association's December monthly virtual meeting, to be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 19. Please see below for meeting details. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 950 0073 5725 Passcode: 055339 One tap mobile +12063379723,,95000735725# US (Seattle) Dial by your location +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle) Meeting ID: 950 0073 5725 Find your local number:
Campbell Stras | Project Manager
Jan 12 2021
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to the Mt. Bowdoin Betterment Association meeting on December 19, at which DND solicited feedback on the proposed use of these parcels. A video recording of the meeting can be found below. MBBA Meeting 12/19 Support for the use of these parcels as preserved open space was strong, and DND plans to issue a Request for Proposals in February 2021.
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

Summer 2022

City Planning

We're working with the developer on the final design, budget, and financing.
Aug 19 2022
The Public Facilities Commission voted to approve the tentative developer designation of Urban Guild, Inc. for these parcels in the meeting on August 17, 2022. See below for the full proposal.
Theresa Strachila | Project Manager
Spring 2023

Under Construction

Construction is underway. For further information on road closures and parking impact, contact the Project Manager.

Project Complete

Predicted Date: Spring 2024
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