Proposal for Parcel 8 in Roxbury

Jul 27, 2023

Urbanica Inc. is proud to announce it’s proposal for the Parcel 8 site in Roxbury. Urbanica’s proposed project, Dubbed NUBA, will create 35 affordable home-ownership units as well as 60 affordable rental units. It will also include 7 income restricted micro live-work units that can be used for educational, cultural, entertainment and artistic purposes. NUBA will also have a “Community Room” which will provide an indoor space for local groups and organizations to host programs and events. A portion of the lot will be used as a park of no less than 7,000 Sq. Ft for the community at the corner of Washington St and Melnea Cass Blvd that will recognize the historic character of the adjacent Nawn factory and Eustis Street Architectural Conservation District. This park space will include a sculpture garden, a water feature for the neighborhood youth and host programs and events for the community. NUBA will also include a satellite museum run by the National Center for African American Art. The museum will be a center for displaying African American art and culture. Included within the park will the what we are calling The Light Tower, A large pillar which will be used to display information, art and act as a landmark for the area. NUBA is designed to foster a community of like-minded individuals that live, learn and support Roxbury. Urbanica would also provide financial benefits to non profit organizations and entrepreneurs within the community. We are very excited for possible future of this project. Stay tuned for more news on NUBA.

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