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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…

DISCOVER NuSq

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. 

ASCENDS

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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

$32 MILLION

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

880+

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

100%

CULTURAL RENAISSANCE

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.

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BAYSTATE BANNER

Big Arts, Culture Changes in Store for Nubian Sq.

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MASS DEVELOPMENT

Financing Progress for Nubian Square Ascends

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WBUR

In Boston, a Tale of Two Arts Districts

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BOSTON GLOBE

With a Little Help From His Friend, Yo-Yo Ma Stages Surprise Pop-Up in Nubian Square

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FODOR'S TRAVEL

21 Ultimate Things to Do in Boston

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BISNOW

This Week's Boston Deal Sheet

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WCVB 5

Revitalize Boston Neighborhoods

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BOSTON PLANS

PLAN: Nubian Square: Parcel P3

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7NEWS

Juneteenth Celebrations Kick Off in Nubian Square

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BOSTON GLOBE

How to Boston While Black Summit Appeals to City Natives, Newcomers

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HIGH PROFILE

Predevelopment Work Financed for ‘Nubian Square Ascends’

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WCVB 5

The Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology

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LISC BOSTON

Nubian Ascends Partners Close on Predevelopment Financing for Economic, Arts & Culture Hub

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WBUR

5 Things To Do This Weekend to Celebrate Juneteenth

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GBH

Addressing Biotech’s Diversity Problem