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Request for Proposals for the long term lease and redevelopment of Crescent Parcel in the Nubian Square area of Roxbury


Request for Proposals for the long term lease and redevelopment of
Crescent Parcel in the Nubian Square area of Roxbury

The Boston Redevelopment Agency (“BRA”), doing business as the Boston Planning & Development Agency (“BPDA”), is soliciting responses to a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the redevelopment and ground lease of vacant land presently owned by the BPDA, the City of Boston, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”), consisting of approximately 72,905 square feet of contiguous, vacant land parcels in the South End Urban Renewal Area, Mass. Project No. R-56, Parcels X-30A, X-30A-1, X-30B, X-30C, X-30D and X-35; and in the Campus High School Urban Renewal Area, Mass. Project No. R-129, Parcels X-35 and X-35-1; with addresses of 1130 Tremont Street, 175-177 Ruggles Street, 0 Tremont Street, four adjacent parcels each known as 0 Melnea Cass Boulevard and 0 St. Francis de Sales Court in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, often referred to as the “Crescent Parcel.” The Crescent Parcel is located at the corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Tremont Street.

This RFP seeks to secure redevelopment of the Crescent Parcel in order to allow the development of housing, institutional/commercial office, education, retail, open space, community and/or cultural uses. This RFP requires that any redevelopment of the Crescent Parcel be consistent with applicable zoning guidelines, and consistent with the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan, Dudley Vision, and PLAN: Nubian Square.

The Crescent Parcel is intended for disposition by a long term ground lease by the BPDA pursuant to the RFP. The Crescent Parcel is being offered as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. If concerned about the Crescent Parcel condition, legal or physical access and the maintenance thereof, property lines or boundaries or any other matter affecting the Crescent Parcel, prospective developers should investigate and conduct whatever due diligence and inspection deemed necessary.

The RFP package will be available on the BPDA Procurement Portal at on January 27, 2021. Completed proposal applications must be submitted as instructed and returned directly to the BPDA, 12 Channel Street, Municipal Protective Services Desk, First Floor, South Boston, MA, 02210 by 12:00 PM on April 21, 2021. Late proposals will not be accepted. A fee of $100.00 is payable upon submission of proposals, refundable for those proponents not selected.

A pre-proposal conference will be held virtually over Zoom on February 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Attendance at the pre-proposal conference is optional. However, all proponents are strongly encouraged to attend. All those planning to attend must register at For more information about this Request for Proposals, contact Morgan McDaniel, Real Estate Development Officer at (617) 918-6250 or via email to:

Brian Connolly
Director of Finance / Chief Procurement Officer

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