Once a farming community, Roxbury is home to the historic Shirley Eustis House, the only remaining country house in America built by a British Royal Colonial Governor. Today this neighborhood, which serves as the heart of Black culture in Boston, is undergoing a renaissance. Hundreds of new business and housing initiatives have revitalized the neighborhood's Dudley Square, Crosstown, and Grove Hall areas. The dramatic transformation of Blue Hill Avenue from a street lined with vacant lots to a dynamic business district is one of former Mayor Menino's proudest achievements. The Roxbury Center for the Arts, Culture, and Trade, which opened in 2005, celebrates the cultural richness of the community through the visual and performance arts.
The new station incorporates energy-efficient building systems as well as brand new site utility systems and achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification, a globally recognized green building certification program.
Mayor Menino Announces: The Dudley Plan
During his annual address to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Mayor Menino announced major new development plans for the old Ferdinand Furniture building that will revitalize the long-dormant Dudley Square neighborhood of Boston.
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