March 9, 2012 Municipal Center Breaks Ground at Historic Ferdinand Building
Friends of Dudley Square had every reason to be joyful at the March 3rd groundbreaking for the new municipal complex at the historic Ferdinands Blue Store. The Menino administration has delivered a real, fully conceived project that takes up the better part of a city block, restores historic structures, and builds in smart public access and retail opportunities. The project also brings along several hundred Boston School Department employees who will expand the vitality of the business district. It?s no wonder that nearly 400 people gathered Saturday as the Mayor and Roxbury?s public officials sunk their ceremonial shovels into the soon-to-be excavated site.