Meeting to be held on Art Park site

May 9, 2014
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS), the developer of the Art Park site, is holding a community meeting tomorrow May 10 to discuss art and green space at the future redeveloped site.

The meeting will be held at the Roxbury Community College, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call 617-395-1210 or email brian@sebastianmariscal.com.

The Art Park site is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets that is being redeveloped into community gardens and residential and retail space. The site currently contains the Art Park, which is an area with murals, mosaic footpath tiles and colorful furniture, and community gardens that are operated by local residents.

SMS’s plan is to redevelop the Art Park site into 44 apartments with 10 affordable-housing units, 58,000 square feet of green space and 4,000 square feet of retail space. The site will have 30 parking spaces and 82 bike-parking spaces.

The site will also have community gardens on the roof of the buildings, along with a solar-panel farm towards the Terrace Street side. It is expected to be LEED-certified platinum, which is the construction industry’s highest energy-efficient rating. The site is slated to produce more energy than it will use.

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