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Community Preservation Fall 2018 Applications - By Neighborhood
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NeighborhoodCategory Project nameApplicantShort project descriptionCPA RequestTotal Project Cost
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AllstonOpen spaceRinger Park RestorationWest End House Boys & Girls ClubMake improvements to the upper tier of Ringer Park: (1) Extend sodding and irrigation on the park land immediately adjacent to West End House property; (2) Install an ADA compliant, frost proof water fountain to provide park goers with access to fresh drinking water. $27,725$195,525
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Back BayHistoric preservationAyer Mansion Campaign for the Ayer MansionFacade Restoration Phase III -complete restoration of the endangered Tiffany-designed elements surrounding the entryway of the Ayer Mansion.$480,000$480,000
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Back BayHistoric preservationFirst Baptist Church TowerFirst Baptist Church of BostonRestore roof at the top of the 176’ tower, which is exposed on all four sides and is subject to extreme weather. Critical repairs also to the main roof of the building in three areas identified as the most degraded, and where water is actively entering the building and damaging the interior. As an H.H. Richardson-designed building, it is nationally reknowned and a key feature of the Comm Ave historic streetscape.$475,000$552,000
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Back BayHistoric preservationGibson House MuseumGibson Society, Inc.Conduct a comprehensive conditions assessment and implementation of floor repairs on the ground floor kitchen, installation of air-conditioning for the 4th and 5th floors, and restoration of other historic materials.$772,000$772,000
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Back BayHistoric preservationArlington Street Church Foundation for the Preservation of 20 Arlington StreetConserve the historic building fabric of the portico and restore the two sets of masonry stairs that constitute the main entrance of this heavily used community building.$854,743$1,604,743
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Back BayHistoric preservationTrinity ChurchTrinity Church in the City of BostonRetrofit the geo-thermal exchange wells that provide climate control for church and parish house. Installed in 2002, the current geo-thermal exchange wells have suffered from heat pump and well pump failures because of the high salinity of the water table in the Back Bay. The original open-loop system will be replaced by a closed-loop configuration to correct this problem.$500,000$5,535,000
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Back BayHistoric preservationBPL Copley Courtyard FountainBoston Public LibraryRepairs and improvements to replace tiles, mitigate water leakage from the basin of the fountain, and upgrade fountain and lighting systems.$334,511$334,511
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Back Bay & Beacon HillOpen spaceEsplanade Tree PlantingEsplanade AssociationPlanting of trees on the Esplanade to replace removed, failing, and hazardous trees and to restore the historic Arthur Shurcliff landscape design.$27,500$83,200
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Boston Harbor Islands Historic preservationSalah Hall on Thompson IslandThompson Island Outward Bound Education CenterRepoint the entire building to improve its structural integrity. Built in 1909, the building serves as the science building and wet lab to support the no cost, hands-on STEM education of over 1,500 Boston Public School students on Thompson Island annually$642,026$646,026
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BrightonHistoric preservationCharles River Speedway HeadquartersArchitectural Heritage FoundationSitework on the Charles Eliot-designed interior courtyard and open space areas, addressing accessibility and environmental issues, as part of the full rehabilitation of the complex, made up of seven mostly contiguous buildings, which will be turned into a commercial and retail neighborhood hub. Also restore portions of the cow barn and horse stable.$1,000,000$11,200,000
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BrightonOpen spaceBoyden Square-Brighton Gateway Boston-Brighton Gateway Project CommitteeRebuild two public areas located at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Father Herlihy Way (at the edge of Brighton, entrance to B.C.) with new curbing, fencing, stone walls, trees, flowers and plantings. $850,000$1,170,000
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BrightonAffordable housing90 Antwerp / UHomesUHOMES, LLC/UrbanicaNew 20 unit home ownership development with 12 permanently affordable, family units - six at 70-80% AMI and six at 100% AMI.$1,000,000$9.7 million
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CharlestownOpen spaceKelly-McGoff Memorial ParkDirectors of Patrick J. Kelly Park Restore rear area of park where grass has worn away; replace degraded benches; and repair interior wrought iron fence dowels lost to vandalism in 11,604 sq. ft passive park supported by neighborhood association but open to the public.$25,000$25,000
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CharlestownOpen spaceGardens For Charlestown signsGardens For CharlestownNew signage to replace deteriorated signs that were incorrectly installed and have the wrong name for the only community garden in the city that is never locked.$7,029$7, 029
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CharlestownOpen spaceStillman Community Tennis CenterFriends of the Mel Stillman Community Tennis CenterReplace the three (3) tennis courts, lighting, and perimeter fencing at the Stillman Community Tennis Center located at the Charlestown High School Athletic Complex$350,000$350,000
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CharlestownHistoric preservationMemorial Hall PreservationFriends of Memorial HallExterior and entrance restoration to the 1791 building that was the home of Samuel Dexter, Secretary of War under President Adams. Currently used for community youth programs, legal assistance to immigrants, and veterans services. $1,500,000$1,750,000
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ChinatownOpen spaceReggie Wong ParkChinatown Community Land TrustNew fence, new basketball hoops, volleyball court improvements, and repair of unsafe curb for heavily used, largest open space in Chinatown.$100,000$125,000
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ChinatownHistoric preservationChinatown Immigrant Heritage CenterChinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England Add elevator and full ADA accessibility features, and sprinkler, mechanical and HVAC upgrades. $1,000,000$1,731,499
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Chinatown Open spaceWang YMCA of Chinatown PlazaYMCA of Greater BostonRenovation of outdoor space at Wang YMCA of Chinatown - resurface, build new play yard, create space for outdoor fitness, recreation, and passive use.$650,000$1,323,957
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CitywideAffordable housingBoston Homebuyers Building Equity and CommunityGBIO - Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and MAHA - MA Affordable Housing AllianceLow-interest rate mortgage, combined with enhanced downpayment assistance, to increase access to homeownership for low- and moderate-income homebuyers in Boston with a particular emphasis on reducing the racial homeownership gap. Program will be managed by DND.$3,000,000$13,000,000
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CitywideAffordable housingAOP-Acquisition Opportunity Program to prevent displacementBoston DNDAcquire existing rental housing to remove it from the speculative market. AOP provides funding to responsible developers to acquire occupied market-rate rental units and convert them to deed-restricted housing for low and moderate income households, ending displacement and adding to the City's stock of permanently affordable housing.$5,000,000$5,000,000
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Dorchester (Fields Corner)Open spaceFarmers CollaborativeBoston Food Forest Coalition, Inc.Transform the vacant lot at 424 Geneva Avenue into a community "food forest", an edible public park with raised garden beds, fruit trees, trellis pathway, sitting and meeting spaces.$186,633$226,693
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Dorchester (Neponset)Open spaceGarvey PlaygroundBoston Parks Dept.Gap funding for park renovation - Boston Parks will team with DCR to create a dog park.$785,000$5,785,000
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Dorchester (Norfolk-Talbot Triangle)Open spaceWOW - Norwell / Park St. Flagship ParkTLee Development LLCPurchase lots and construct a 9,000 square foot neighborhood flagship park and playground on vacant land adjacent to the Fairmount Line in a community underserved by open space. $1,000,000$1,050,000
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Dorchester (Meetinghouse Hill)Open spaceCoppens Square Park & FountainFriends of Coppens Square IncLandcape renovation, creation of a new gathering plaza, and restoration of historic fountation.$346,000$1,384,500
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Dorchester (Grove Hall)Open spaceGeneva Avenue Park creationBoston Parks Dept.Phase I, Schematic Design for the creation of a multi-featured park in the civic heart of Grove Hall, Dorchester as sought by community members. Design will enable inclusion of funds for construction in the City's capital budget.$140,000$140,000
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Dorchester (Uphams Corner)Historic preservationPierce Building Rehab and ModernizationDorchester Bay Economic Development CorporationExterior restoration, including the original decorative marble cornices; re-opening all original storefront window bays on the first floor and other original window openings; repair, repointing, and cleaning of all the brick and marble facade for triangle building that will serve as a centerpiece of the plan for the Uphams Corner arts district.$1,000,000$12,500,000
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Dorchester (Uphams Corner)Open spaceNonquit Street GreenNonquit Street Land Trust (NSLT)To refurbish and restore amenities at The Nonquit Street Green which has depreciated due to wear and tear, weathering, aging and use over the sixteen years since it was opened. New signage, plantings, and furnishings.$60,000$102,465
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Dorchester (Blue Hill Ave)Open space Lena Park CDC Playround Lena Park Community Development CorporationBuild play space and community park adjacent to affordable housing in which there are several family day cares. Involves design input from local youth and residents, as well as pro bono services from Boston Society of Architects that created a playground in Lebanon for Syrian refugee children living in camps.$600,000$600,000
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Dorchester (Franklin Field)Open spaceJoseph Lee K8 Community Playground Boston Public SchoolsCreation of an inclusive-of-special-needs K-8 playground for school at the top of BPS' high need schoolyards list, serving a population where 1/3 of the students are on the autism spectrum. $800,000$800,000
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Downtown Historic preservationOld State HouseBostonian Society, Inc.Critical structural and systems - HVAC, basement, and exterior restoration needed to adequately safeguard the historic building and its collections.$500,000$4,070,741
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Downtown Historic preservationFaneuil Hall Archaeology Laboratory & ExhibitFriends of Boston Archaeology (BLC)Preserve and make accessible the artifacts excavated from Faneuil Hall and Town Dock that date from 1630-1740 when the building was often used as a slave market, to create a public laboratory, electronic catalog and digital photographs of the artifacts, a searchable online database, and permanent exhibit at Faneuil Hall.$376,288$376,288
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East Boston (Harbor)Historic preservationNantucket Lightship/LV-112 Phase 2 RestorationU.S. Lightship MuseumAdvance the restoration of Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 — the largest and most famous lightship in the world — to ensure and maintain the integrity of the ship’s hull below the waterline and key internal structural components.$975,000$1,107,000
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East BostonAffordable housingAileron Home OwnershipNeighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)7 unit development with 4 affordable units - two at 70-80% AMI and two at 100% AMI.$735,222$3,263,276
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East BostonAffordable housingAileron RentalNeighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH)33 units with 24 affordable - 20 at 60% AMI plus 4 homeless set aside units.$1,750,000$12,751,788
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East Boston (Maverick)Open spaceEastie Dock Piers Park Sailing CenterHarborkeepers and Piers Park Sailing CenterConstruct a public access dock and dock house at LoPresti Park - a busy shoreline park - to create equitable access to the Boston Harbor and for coastal education, sailing, and recreational programming. $800,000$800,000
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East Boston (Eagle Hill)Open spaceOur Garden in East Boston Eastie FarmAdd a water line, signage, and permanent planters to further transform this fully public community garden, learning and gathering space across from the Umana Middle School. $100,000$100,000
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East Boston (Orient Heights)Open spaceOrient Heights ParkTrinity Financial / Friends of Orient Heights Park Construction of a .5-acre public park providing much-needed outdoor recreational and passive green space to the residents of Orient Heights, the surrounding neighborhood of East Boston MA, and beyond. Planned features include: outdoor amphitheater, sustainable design and plantings, lawn games, fully accessible walkways through and around the park, and a trellis to marquee the entrance of the inviting open space. $1,000,000$1,350,000
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East Boston (Maverick)Open spaceEast Boston Early Education Center PlaygroundBoston Parks Dept.Build age-appropriate, safe, play structure at this inclusive early childhood school. The majority of the ample outdoor space is covered in concrete with just one small, older play structure that is not accessible to all students.$687,379$737,379
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East Boston (Wood Island)Historic preservationOhabei Shalom Cemetery Rehabilitation Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts Interior work to create an immigrant history center with accessibility features - includes utilities, infrastructure, mechanical systems, a vertical lift, new basement access via a stair, two restrooms, an office, a meeting room, a kitchenette, and new floor and wall finishes.$1,150,000$1,200,000
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FenwayHistoric preservationHuntington Avenue YMCA Sign LED ReplacementYMCA of Greater BostonMake the large YMCA sign on top of the building more energy efficient with LED bulbs and establish control of the sign through wireless technology. Predating neon, the sign is the oldest incandescent light bulb sign in New England, dating to the early 1920s.$18,000$18,000
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FenwayOpen spaceFenway Cultural Loop: Evansway Bridge and Cultural Access PathEmerald Necklace ConservancyFeasibility analysis for the replacement of the now missing pedestrian bridge that links the Fenway communities and cultural and recreational amenities.$20,000$750,000
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FenwayHistoric preservationFenway Studios Fenway Studios CooperativeInstallation of historically appropriate windows and masonry repairs at the north (primary) elevation 1,100,0001,100,000
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Hyde Park Open spaceMenino YMCA Community Recreation Space YMCA of Greater BostonCreate a community recreation and healthy living outdoor space with play and exercise structures, behind the Menino YMCA in Hyde Park.$500,000$500,000
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Hyde Park Historic preservationHyde Park SDA Hyde Park Seventh-day AdventistPartial exterior restoration of the First Congregational Church of Hyde Park building, a significant historic feature of Cleary Square. Replace roof, do masonry work, and restore wrought Iron fence.$575,000$675,000
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Hyde Park Open spaceHyde Park Library History GardenFriends of the Hyde Park LibraryTransform an unused area of open public space at the Hyde Park Branch of the BPL to create a passive park incorporating artifacts of historical significance to the community - primarily cornices from an old Hyde Park building that was demolished.$21,300$23,800
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Jamaica Plain (Jackson Square)Open spaceMildred Hailey Apartments Playground Mildred Hailey Tenant Organization and JPNDCConstruction of a new play/exercise/recreation area suitable for young children and the elderly residents in an underutilized space at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments (formerly Bromley - Heath public housing development).$497,200$497,200
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Jamaica Plain (Green St)Open spaceJP Adventure PlaygroundJP Green HouseCreate a new play area designed for children ages five and up to create, build, and play with objects both human-made and natural. $15,000$27,000
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Kenmore Open spaceCharlesgate Park Transformation - Phase 1Charlesgate AllianceThis first phase will complete design and fully build and landscape a nearly one acre parcel to include a much sought dog park, children’s play space, and passive park area with benches in one of the last blighted areas of Boston.$1,000,000$13,000,000
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Mattapan Open spaceAstoria Quarter Acre Farm Urban Farming Institute of Boston Build a new urban farm to invite neighbors of every age and ability to see and feel the present and future of healthy food production and farming activities in Boston. $185,000$211,325
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Mattapan Open spaceWalker Playground/ Norfolk Park FieldBoston Parks Dept.Gap funding in response to community interest to add the renovation of the natural grass playing field and walking path to the forthcoming Walker Playground/Norfolk Park children's play area reconstruction project. $680,000$1,280,00
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Mattapan Open spaceAlmont Park Phase 3Colorado Citizen Group Neighborhood Association Complete the Almont Park Master Plan Phase 3. Renovate cricket field. Add picnic pavilion and a community bulletin board to the park.$270,000$270,000
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Mattapan Affordable housingMorton Village home ownershipCaribbean Integration Community Development with Planning Office for Urban Affairs (POUA)9 permanently affordable home ownership units - five at 70-80% AMI; four at 100% AMI.$1,000,000$4,225,000
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Mission Hill Open spaceGore Street Community GardenMission Hill Health MovementBuild new community garden with 8 plots for neighbors and nearby Head Start on a small plot, on a small residential way (that is too small for a building).$83,490$83,490
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Mission HillHistoric preservationSociedad LatinaSociedad LatinaRehabilitate exterior of recently-purchased building to maintain the integrity of the original 1912 James P. Fox Apartment Building and house our youth programs. Work includes roof, windows, copper panels, and masonry.$1,000,000$4,534,784
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Mission Hill Affordable housingTerrace Street ApartmentsGeneral Development13 home ownership artist units - all at 70-80% AMI.$927,489$5,109,000
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North EndHistoric preservationOld North Church CryptOld North Foundation of BostonRestore and stabilize deteriorating masonry in the 300-year-old crypt beneath the church and bring the space into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Site is on the Freedom Trail with hundreds of visitors each week.$300,000$945,865
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North EndOpen spaceNorth End Dog Park Capital ImprovementsRUFF (Responsible Urbanites for Fido)Enhance newly built dog park - install electricity for police cameras and improve fencing and gates.$55,550$60,050
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North EndAffordable housingKnights of Columbus Senior ApartmentsAffirmative InvestmentsAdaptively reuse the existing Knights of Columbus headquarters by creating twenty three (23) 100% affordable apartments for the elderly (55+) as well as develop meeting space for the North End community and a smaller, more appropriately sized hall for the Knights of Columbus. $1,960,466$12,480,760
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North EndOpen spaceFreedom Trail - Cross Street PlazaCharter Cross Street, LLCCreate neighborhood park in a currently degraded plaza located at the gateway to the North End, across from the Rose Kennedy Greenway.$250,000$590,000
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North EndOpen spaceLangone Park Puopolo PlaygroundBoston Parks Dept.Gap funding for renovation of the only park with an athletic field in the North End - add critical modifications to accommodate expected sea level rise at this harborfront park.$1,000,000$8,160,000
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RoslindaleOpen spaceArboretum PathCoalition with: WalkUP Roslindale, Arboretum, BTD, etc.Complete design and construction of a green connector to create a new gateway to the Arboretum and an accessible multi-use path for Archdale (BHA) housing tenants and the surrounding neighborhood through a trash-filled arch passage at the end of Arboretum Road, leading to Forest Hills Station.$976,200$1,065,200
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Roxbury (Highland Park)Historic preservationSt. James African Orthodox Church - Acquisition & RepurposeHistoric Boston Inc.Complete the purchase and stabilize the former St. James African Orthodox Church, a frame structure built in 1910. It will be rehabilitated for five affordable housing units and artist, non-profit, or entrepreneur co-workspaces.$985,000$10,500,000
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Roxbury (Highland Park)Historic preservationSt. Luke’s ChapelEpiscopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Parish of St. John St. James RoxburyTo support physical restoration and re-activation of the long vacant and distressed St. Luke’s Chapel in Roxbury as part of a much larger campaign to restore two historic buildings, Ionic Hall (1803 & 1966) and St. Luke’s Chapel (1901), that make up the parish of St. John St. James. The goal is to have the chapel become a small arts venue in the historic Eliot Square.$750,000$1,562,440
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Roxbury (Dudley)Open spaceWinthrop St. Community GardenThe Trustees of ReservationsExpand and renovate the Winthrop Community Garden in Roxbury to improve visitor experience, visitation and program participation. $350,000$350,000
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Roxbury (Jackson-Egleston)Historic preservationDimock - Zakrzewska BuildingThe Dimock CenterRestoration of 156 windows on the Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska Building to begin renovation of the iconic structure for additional addiction services and community health programs.$1,000,000$1,275,841
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Roxbury (Dudley Square)Affordable housingBartlett Station Lot DPreservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)New construction of 52 units of senior housing. Of these 52 units, 42 will be affordable to households earning 80% of the area median income or less. $1,750,000$22,553,279
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Roxbury (Highland Park)Historic preservationWilliam Lloyd Garrison HouseEmmanuel CollegeRestore and preserve the exterior of the William Lloyd Garrison House, currently used for student residences.$573,916$594,959
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RoxburyHistoric preservationCharles St. AME ChurchCharles St. AME ChurchRepoint the Roxbury pudding stone that makes up the surround of the building, home to many community programs. The church foundation and exterior walls have not been repointed for many years. Also restore the stone steeple in front of the church that has caused interior water damage.$400,000$500,000
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Roxbury (Highland Park)Open spaceCreate Paula Titus ParkBoston Parks Dept.Design of a passive neighborhood park in the Fort Hill section of Roxbury.$35,000$450,000
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Roxbury (Dudley)Open spaceRio Grande PlazaRio Grande Dudley Square LLCCreate a lively hardscape with decorative paving, street furniture, and other amenities that will attract pedestrians well into the evening hours for fine dining and entertainment adjacent to new 26-story tower behind bank building in Dudley Square. $200,000$6 million
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Roxbury (Dudley)Historic preservationRio Grande PreservationRio Grande Dudley Square LLCRestore two historic, national register buildings in front of new 26-tower apartment building in Dudley Square (former Boston Consolidated Gas Company building and former Roxbury Institute for Savings (now Citizens and One United Banks). Bring back their original architectural beauty and character for adaptive reuse as commercial, retail, and entertainment space. $500,000$4,500,000
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Roxbury (Dudley)Affordable housingRio Grande HousingRio Grande Dudley Square LLCBuild 26-story tower with 241 units of market rate and affordable housing with unit mixes that will include micro units, studios, and one-two bedroom units. 17 permanently affordable units at 50% AMI in addition to required IDP affordable units. $1,000,000$26,307,033
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Roxbury (Highland Park)Open spaceMarcella Highland Path & Open SpaceNew Urban Collaborative LimitedDevelopment of vacant city owned land into community staircase/green promenade and community pavilion.$200,000$5,446,292
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Roxbury (Ruggles)Open spaceMadison-Whittier Green SpacesMadison Park Development CorporationDesign and build three new pocket parks through already begun resident-driven process.$621,500$811,500
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RoxburyHistoric preservationAbbotsford PreservationNational Center of Afro-American ArtistsStabilize Abbotsford, Roxbury's last remaining mansion, which is the home of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. Replace roof and roofline masonry and gutters. Current state is dire, with water coming into the inside of the building and down 4 floors every time it rains.$600,000$600,000
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Roxbury (Dudley)Open spaceOasis @ Bartlett (Bartlett Public Plaza)Nuestra ComunidadCreate new green space with trees, grass and other vegetation, and a plaza to accomodate festival activities and an outdoor stage with sound and lighting infrastructure. $1,000,000$2,400,000
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South Boston (City Point)Open spaceMedal of Honor Park at Independence Square Friends of the Medal of Honor Park at Independence SquareContinue the historic model black iron fence on west and east sides of park. Add 6 benches with backs to those now there, most of which are backless and unsuitable for elderly and, as one resident observed, uncomfortable.$210,628$210,628
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South EndHistoric preservationUnion United Community Kitchen AccessUnion UnitedFinish handicap accessibility entrance to heavily used community space in basement for secular activities, meetings, programs, and soup kitchen.$500,000$697,201
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South EndHistoric preservationHaley House Fire Suppression SystemHaley HouseFire Suppression System at 23 Dartmouth Street, Haley House’s Home Base since 1967. The building is used for a community soup kitchen, job training for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals, and as a living space.$136,348$228,448
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South EndOpen spaceEllis Children's ParkEllis Children's CenterRebuild the Children’s Park used by the Center at the end of Chandler Street near Berkeley in the South End. $100,000$100,000
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South EndOpen spaceSouth End Library GroundsFriends of the South End LibraryComplete Parks Dept landscape design on library grounds with plantings and infrastructure. Refurbish tree guards in front of the libary that were wrecked.$50,000$50,000
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South EndOpen spacePeters ParkBoston Parks Dept.Gap funding for a park improvement project -install a stone dust path where a desire line has been created between Washington Street and Shawmut Avenue, behind the outfield fence; expand the irrigation system to a new area in the park for a healthier lawn; design and install shade shelters over the existing dugout areas; design and construct a batting cage for practice.$146,000$536,000
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South End (Southwest Corridor)Open spaceDurham Oval RestorationSouthwest Corridor Park ConservancyPut a small wrought iron fence around the permiter of the oval prior to replanting.$20,000$50,000
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West End (Bullfinch Triangle)Historic preservationGreater Boston Legal Services buildingGreater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)GBLS’ permanent home at 197 Friend Street is in need of significant repairs to its façade to maintain employee and guest safety and avoid costly issues in the future.$985,089$1,001,589
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West EndHistoric preservationOld West Church TowerOld West ChurchComplete tower preservation, made urgent by deterioration. Building is undergoing a plan to expand social service programs and create a co-working space.$962,651$1,900,000
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