As 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 Square Municipal Center.
There will be an information session on July 28th, 2014 for those interested in participating.
The information session on July 28, 2014 will be at the Community Room of the Boston Police Station in Dudley Square (Area B-2, 2400 Washington St., Roxbury), beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The due date for submittal of Statements of Interest will be September 1st, 2014.
A copy of the RFI can be downloaded using the following link:
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
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.
Rohan is the second project intern from Madison Park High School to work on the project, thanks to the project team’s relationship with the MPHS Cooperative Education program, directed by Ms. Susan Lambert. Rohan has shared with the team that he is inspired by the recent changes he has witnessed in the community with the multiple construction and infrastructure projects in the Dudley Sq. district. He has also learned to read architectural and engineering drawings, and gained an understanding of the complex documentation required on a large construction project. Rohan recently noted, “Working on a large, challenging and expensive project at the age of 17 is a tremendous opportunity and great experience for me.”
Madison Park HS Co-op Education Program Director, Susan Lambert and Rohan Wynter
The meeting commenced with a presentation of the Dudley Sq. District-wide Parking Study (link to a copy of parking study here) by Sean Manning, Sr. Consultant at VHB.
Parking Presentation by VHB’s Sean Manning, at the June 26, 2014 DVATF Meeting.
Highlights of the presentation included:
- Review of the supply of on-street and off-street spaces,
- analysis of day-time parking occupancy,
- projection of new supply of spaces coming on-line in the near future,
- proposed renewed enforcement, and
- recommendations for a future parking plan.
July 31, 2014, DVATF Meeting
Location: Community Rm., Central Boston Elder Services, 2315 Washington St., Roxbury
Description: Regular Monthly Mtg.
Start Time: 6:00 p.m.
End Time: 8:00 p.m.
Please see this notice of street construction along Dudley Street beginning June to November 2014.
The meeting began with a presentation from the Dudley Municipal Center Owner’s Project Manager, PMA Consultants. Project Managers Jason Lawson, Chad Crittenden and Ken L’Ecuyer were in attendance, and Jason Lawson reviewed slides showing current construction progress on the facility (link here). The slide presentation contained a number of interesting images of the building interior and exterior.
Highlights of the presentation:
Substantial Completion is still targeted for December 2014, with Boston Public Schools Occupancy in 2015.
The workforce development efforts continue with about 70% completion, the project is exceeding minority workforce targets (target of 25%, actual 48%); and achieving close to target levels for participation categories of female (target 10%, actual ~7%), and Boston Resident (target 50%, actual ~40%) participation. Continue reading
Recent photos of the Dudley Sq. Municipal Center:
The Ferdinand from Washington Street
Dudley Muni Ctr. South Entrance from Dudley Station
Dudley Muni Ctr. from Dudley Station at Warren St.
Dudley Sq. Muni Ctr. View Through Dudley Station from Across Warren St.