Real Estate Development

Bartlett Place


Bartlett Place is the name of an innovative urban mixed-use development, owned and developed by Nuestra Comunidad and partner and co-developer Windale Development, that will create a creative village bridging Roxbury’s bustling Dudley Square and the adjoining historic Fort Hill community. On a site that today is an urban wasteland, the new Bartlett Place will create a vibrant, sustainable mixed-income community.

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Guided by a comprehensive community vision embodied in the Roxbury Strategic Master Plan, Bartlett Place will:

  • Provide a variety of new homes ranging from apartment buildings to townhomes for 323 households, including a wide mix of incomes, renters and homeowners, families, singles and seniors.
  • Bring new shopping opportunities and services to a neighborhood with tremendous buying power but limited retail options.
  • Create jobs, including construction jobs over a 3-year buildout period permanent jobs in the small businesses that will operate at Bartlett Place along the Washington Street commercial corridor.
  • Be LEED- certifiable for new housing (LEED for Homes) and new commercial construction (LEED-NC), by incorporating passive solar heating, geothermal heat pumps, rain and gray water recycling and safe, renewable finishes and materials and other green features.
  • Promote lively streetscapes outside of homes and business, with easy connections to neighboring Fort Hill streets.
  • Reduce auto dependence, being located one-quarter mile from the busiest bus terminal in Massachusetts, and provide easy walking access to housing, jobs and schools.
  • Transform a contaminated Brownfields site into safe, welcoming homes, public plazas and play areas for families and neighbors.
  • Use recycled site materials to build infrastructure.

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation and its partner Windale Development, a locally-based developer and general contractor, purchased the Bartlett Place site - an abandoned 8.5 acre bus yard - from the MBTA in 2010. Windale Development brings a strong track record for developing high quality single-family and townhome developments in Roxbury.

Over the course of the Summer of 2013, the site played host to Bartlett Events, a series of public arts events.  Bartlett Events was designated by the Boston Art Commission as an official temporary public art destination for Summer 2013.

Press Releases

For Immediate Release, 2/27/2014, ArtPlace America Names Nuestra Comunidad as one of 97 Finalists for Creative Placemaking Grants

For Immediate Release, 9/12/2013, Boston Redevelopment Authority Approves Bartlett Place in Roxbury’s Dudley Square Neighborhood

Articles on Bartlett Place

New school music to charter's ears - Conservatory Lab to build in Roxbury (Boston Herald, 11/5/2014) 

Roxbury neighbors spar over affordable housing (Bay State Banner, 3/5/2014)

Bartlett DIY Plaza named finalist for placemaking grant (, 2/28/2014)

Bartlett Place clears last major zoning hurdle (, 11/22/2013)

BRA Approves Plans for Dudley Square Development (Banker and Tradesman, 9/16/2013)

Boston approves Bartlett Place project in Dudley Square (, 9/13/2013)

Boston moves to approve 900 units of housing (Boston Globe, 9/9/2013)

Let's open the door to arts in Boston (Boston Globe, 8/29/2013)

Dudley Square developer responds to Bartlett Yard concerns (Boston Business Journal, 8/23/2013)

Demolition set to begin on Bartlett Yard (Bay State Banner, 8/14/2013)

Developer sees new life for Roxbury bus yard (Boston Globe, 8/8/2013)

Bartlett Place project progressing, meeting set for Thursday (, 8/7/2013)

Creative Destruction (Dig Boston, 7/24/2013)

Why Boston Needs to Better Nurture the Outdoor Arts Community (Boston Magazine, 3/23/2013)

Plans filed, community meeting set for Bartlett Yard project in Roxbury (, 3/6/2013)

Nuestra Becomes the Proud Owner of Bartlett Yard (10/2010)

Nuestra and Enterprise Partners Envision Bartlett Yard's Future (10/2010)

Development of Roxbury MBTA Site Takes a Step Forward (12/2008)


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