A DYNAMIC, EXCITING, COLLECTIVE VISION IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF BOSTON
Welcome to the Middle of Everywhere
Nubian Square sits at the heart of the city. Central, connected, and built by the people, this is where the very best of Boston will be found. Locally owned, community-first, and culturally rich, this is a place to meet your neighbors, create your culture, and celebrate your city. From work to play, from culture to commerce, and from families to festivals, find it all around one place. Nubian Square Ascends. Washington Street / Eustis Street / Harrison Avenue.
An outcome from the community engagement process that became immediately clear was the need to acknowledge the significant disparities that exist between the Roxbury community and the greater City of Boston…
Nubian Ascends will convert the Blair parking lot into a vibrant center of community interaction, artistic and cultural activity, culinary marketplace and restaurant, culinary training, life science training center, artist condos, and artist studio and collaboration spaces.
It will be a destination that attracts visitors from all over the city and beyond to come and patronize community-based art, culture, shops, and businesses that will leverage other developments and bring the Square back to its former glory.
Nubian Ascends adds a completely new pedestrian-focused experience along Artist Way, connecting Ruggles Street to Harrison Avenue. This active dining and shopping corridor will be a new place to discover without cars, inspired by pedestrian passages all over the world. The easy connection between Ruggles Street toward Orchard Gardens allows people to safely enjoy the ethnic restaurants and artisan retailers whose wares can spill out from their stores. With painted paving, floating lighting, mural screening on the garage, and areas for food trucks, local artisan vendors, and street musicians, the Artist Way is envisioned to draw people to this special, one-of-a-kind ‘instagram-able’ place during the day and into the evening.
INSTAGRAM-ABLE OPEN SPACE
To bring vibrant retail, jobs, arts and cultural programs, housing, and open spaces that will reinvigorate the Square. While many DND sites have focused on residential use, we believe the Blair site’s primary responsibility is to bring a variety of economic development opportunities and an integrated indoor and outdoor experience of arts and culture that springs from the history and entrepreneurs in the neighborhood.