Located in a critically important area of Nubian Square, Drexel Village will create a new gateway to Nubian Square that builds on the history of St. Katharine Drexel Parish’s service to the community and brings together affordable and mixed-income housing, commercial, educational and cultural services in a mixed-use development that will improve and enrich the neighborhood, and provide new and enhanced community amenities, such as expansive public open space areas, that will benefit residents and the broader community.  By bringing together these varied uses in a coordinated and integrated manner, and combining both the Crescent Parcel and the St. Katharine Drexel/Archdiocese Parcel, Drexel Village will become a central place for people to reside, recreate and engage with each other in a meaningful way.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency issued an RFP to ground lease the Crescent Parcel to a selected development team.  The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and J. Garland Enterprises responded to this RFP, and they have proposed to develop Drexel Village.  In addition to the Drexel Village proposal, BPDA received two other proposals that they will be considering.  All three development teams presented their proposals in a public presentation on June 7, 2021. The BPDA approved the team’s designation as the developer at their November board meeting.

 

Click here to view December 17th article in The Pilot – Planning Office to develop space for Nubian Square, St. Katharine Drexel community

Click Here to View the Development Team’s Drexel Village Presentation

 

Click Here to View the May 20th – Bay State Banner’s article, “Proposals for Crescent Parcel center Black and Women-owned Businesses”