Roxbury Innovation Center Request for Proposals

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Roxbury Innovation Center has been released as of November 3, 2014.  Following is a copy of the information from the public advertisement for the RFP:

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Next Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force Meeting, December 18, 2014

Title: Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force Meeting
Location: Central Boston Elder Services Community Room, 2315 Washington Street, Roxbury
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014
End Time: 8:00 p.m.

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CANCELLED — November 20, 2014 Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force Meeting — CANCELLED

NOTICE:  MEETING CANCELLATION

The Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force will NOT be meeting this evening.

Given that next Thursday is Thanksgiving, the group will not meet next week.

The next scheduled meeting of the Dudley Vision Advisory Task force will be held on Thursday, December 18th in the Central Boston Elder Services main building at 2315 Washington Street in Dudley Square, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force Mtg. Oct 30, 2014

Title: Dudley Vision Advisory Task Force Mtg.
Location: CBES Community Rm. 2315Washington St. Roxbury
Topic: October’s Monthly Meeting
Start Time: 6:00 p. m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
End Time: 8:00 p. m.

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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.

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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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