Our vision for the site has been carefully crafted to maximize the potential of the parcel while maintaining financial and logistical feasibility. P3 will become an economic and social engine for meaningful progress by achieving 6 key goals:
Affordable Homeownership & Rental
We will create 144 affordable homeownership units and 164 affordable rental units. These units will be truly affordable for the existing members of the Roxbury community. We view the homeownership units as a meaningful strategy to address Boston’s Black Wealth Gap by creating opportunities for communities of color to build equity through homeownership.
Job Creation & Training
We will create approximately 1,600 construction jobs that will pay out over $336,400,000 to workers over the duration of the project’s construction. We will create approximately 2,710 permanent jobs, 2,400 of which will be within the booming life sciences industry. Through coordinated initiatives between our project team, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Madison Park Vocational Technical High School, and our life sciences partner, LabCentral Ignite, we will lead and invest in job training initiatives that will give local students and residents the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in career tracks with stronger earnings potential.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We have and will continue to foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) in all stages of the development process , ensuring that the execution of our concept elevates and creates greater opportunities for emerging, woman and/or minority-owned businesses and the final condition of the Project serves the local community’s needs, interests, passions, and appetites.
We will deliver approximately 700,000 SF of life sciences space to the site, unleashing a robust, new economic engine for the neighborhood. In addition to creating 2,400 jobs with long-term career tracks in one of Boston’s most critical industries, the life sciences buildings will generate a $124,000,000 cross-subsidy that we will reinvest directly into the on-site affordable housing, as well as an approximately $6,100,000 in additional affordable housing and jobs linkage payments, and a substantial tax revenue for the City of Boston .
Open Spaces & Restitching the Neighborhood
We will seamlessly reintegrate Parcel P3 into the larger Nubian Square neighborhood through carefully planned urban gestures such as new transit and bike lanes as well as gracious pedestrian connections to the adjacent schools, fields, and Whittier Choice development. We will create a set of distinct and diverse open spaces , each offering the community a different opportunity for recreation and connection. These include a proud Gateway to the site, a flexible Neighborhood Plaza or park, a buzzing Core, and a playful Community Commons. Public art, catenary lighting , and abundant tree plantings will instill the open space with vibrancy and vitality.
Authentic Retail & Cultural Destinations
We will infuse the ground plane with vibrant cultural, artistic, and retail destinations that embrace and promote the diversity, history, and culture of Nubian Square. King Boston will anchor the site with a 31,100 SF museum and policy center that will honor the legacy of Dr. and Coretta Scott King by advancing their life’s work to ensure a more racially and economically just future. The OnyxGroup will tap their deep connections to the local community to ensure that the project’s retail destinations authentically serve the local community’s needs, wants, and desires and that the side emphasizes and elevates local, minority- or women-owned businesses and vendors.