Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force Meeting Notes, September 25, 2014

Introduction, Announcements, Meeting Protocols, (Ronn Gary, DVATF Chairperson)

Introduction of Karilyn Crockett, new Director of Economic Policy & Research, working with John Barros, Chief of Economic Development

Dudley Vision Project Updates

Roxbury Innovation Center

The Roxbury Innovation Center RFI process concluded with a Discussion Forum on September 15, 2014, held at the Orchard Gardens K-8 School on Albany St.  The City had received 16 Statements of Interest from Respondents individuals, non-profit corp.s, university representatives, consultants, and concerned citizens.  The Discussion Forum afforded the Respondents to present abstracts from their Statements of Interest to a crowd of about 50.  Following the presentations, the Respondents broke out into groups for more focused discussions on ideas that could help inform the upcoming Request for Proposals.

The Roxbury Innovation Center RFI process concluded with a Discussion Forum on September 15, 2014, held at the Orchard Gardens K-8 School on Albany St.  The City had received 16 Statements of Interest from Respondents individuals, non-profit corp.s, university representatives, consultants, and concerned citizens.  The Discussion Forum afforded the Respondents to present abstracts from their Statements of Interest to a crowd of about 50.  Following the presentations, the Respondents broke out into groups for more focused discussions on ideas that could help inform the upcoming Request for Proposals.

The Request for Proposals document is being drafted now. Continue reading

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Roxbury Innovation Center — Meeting to Discuss Statements of Interest

Sixteen (16) Statements of Interest have been received, and are being reviewed.

The next step in the process is a Community Discussion Forum.  Those that have submitted Statements of Interest to manage and operate the Roxbury Innovation Center will be asked to present brief synopses of their Statements.Roxbury Innovation Center RFI 7-9-2014 FINAL COVER

There will be a moderated community discussion and break-out sessions to review and discuss Statements of Interest, obtain feedback, and prepare for the upcoming Request for Proposals process (details below):

Date and Time:
Monday, September 15, 2014
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Orchard Gardens K-8 School
Auditorium
906 Albany Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States

Program:
Presentation of Statements of Interest
Facilitated community discussion with multiple break-out group sessions

Objective:
Review and discussion of RFI Responses
Obtain community feedback and suggestions for upcoming Request for Proposals process

Questions?  contact Roger Mann at roger.mann@boston.gov, or 617-918-4421

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Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building

From Mayor Walsh’s Press Office, August 1, 2014:  The Dudley Sq. Municipal Center has an official new name.

BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Ferdinand Building will be renamed the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. Bolling was a staunch supporter of equal access to jobs and housing as a City Councilor and fought to bring economic development and investment to Roxbury. The naming will be official following a vote by the Public Facilities Commission, which may take place as early as August 6.

“Councilor Bolling never stopped fighting for Boston’s neighborhoods, especially Roxbury, holding that community together at a time of great division,” said Mayor Walsh. “A remarkable civic leader, he dreamed big for diversity and for narrowing Boston’s economic and racial divides, and working together to achieve a common goal. I’m proud to honor his legacy through this centerpiece of the City of Boston’s Dudley Square revitalization efforts.” Continue reading

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Upcoming Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force Meeting

Title: Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force Meeting
Location: Community Rm., Central Boston Elder Services,  2315 Washington Street, Roxbury, Mass
Description: The Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force will be resuming monthly meetings on Sept. 25, 2014. The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m., at the Central Boston Elder Services Building, 2315 Washington Street, Roxbury.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2014-09-25
End Time: 20:00

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Announcing Release of Request for Proposals — Property Mgmt. Services — Dudley Sq. Muni. Ctr. Also ADDENDUM

Summer 2014 Roof Dudley Muni

Advertisement from the City of Boston website concerning a Request for Proposals for Property Management Services for the Dudley Sq. Municipal Office Facility (see more below):   Continue reading

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Meet the Project Team: Madison Park High School Intern, Rohan Wynter

As part of a continuing effort by Mayor Walsh and the project team to involve the community in the development of Dudley Square, we are pleased to introduce Rohan Wynter from Madison Park High School to the project.  Rohan is a rising senior, and enrolled in the Facilities Management program.

Mayor Walsh, Rohan Wynter, Boston Public Facilities Dept. Sr. Project Mgr. Tom Leahy

Mayor Walsh, Rohan Wynter, Boston Public Facilities Dept. Sr. Project Mgr. Tom Leahy

His internship with PMA Consultants, the City’s Owner’s Project Manager began in January and will run to December.  He is exposed to all facets of new construction, and is focusing on the documentation being developed to commission and operate the facilities of the 215,000 square foot Dudley Sq. Municipal Center. Continue reading

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Roxbury Innovation Center — Request for Interest, Ideas, and Innovation

Roxbury Innovation Center RFI 7-9-2014 FINAL COVERAs part of Mayor Walsh’s initiative to expand opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation to all areas of the City of Boston, the City has released today a Request for Interest, Ideas, and Innovation for the Roxbury Innovation Center.  This RFI is intended to gauge interest from potential operators of the Center, and gain insights from market participants on potential concepts that could inform an upcoming Request for Proposals to lease and operate the Roxbury Innovation Center in the City’s next great public building, the Dudley Sq. Municipal Center. Continue reading

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