2147 Washington Street

Roxbury, MA –

The DREAM Collaborative and New Atlantic Development team was selected to redevelop 2147 Washington Street in Dudley Square. The new 6-story building will create an active live/work/play environment that encourages community engagement with daytime and evening activity. Project highlights include:

  • Housing without displacement
  • 74 new residential units (95% affordable) with live/work opportunities for creative professionals
  • Elevation of the community through economic development
  • Inclusion of Haley House as a significant formal partner
  • 1,413 square feet of affordable retail/commercial space
  • Supporting local artists and entrepreneurs through 7 individual work-only studios and 1,224 sf shared workspace
  • Robust community participation
DREAM Collaborative and New Atlantic Development bring an unparalleled commitment to the social and economic vitality of Roxbury community.

The design will create affordable home ownership and rental units to support the continuing revitalization of Dudley Square; encourage working artists and entrepreneurship; provide a welcoming building that respects the architectural character of its neighbors; and incorporates the needs and desires of the non-profit Haley House to ensure its future success and growth. The ground floor of the building will include 7 individual work-only studio spaces as well as 1,246 sf of shared workspace, which fosters accessibility and equitable opportunity to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. 1,400 sf of flexible retail/commercial space also on the ground floor could provide performance space, a gallery or a restaurant/bar.

Active courtyard connecting cafe guests, residents, and working artists.

2147 Washington will contribute to the continued development of a strong and united Roxbury at “the Heart of the City” by creating affordable housing and artist live/work spaces, boosting economic development, and providing job opportunities for residents.

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