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City Breaks Ground On Dudley Square Revitalization Project

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(Photos Provided by: Mayor Menino's Office/Renderings by: Sasaki Associates and Mecanoo Architecten)

(Photos Provided by: Mayor Menino’s Office/Renderings by: Sasaki Associates and Mecanoo Architecten)

ROXBURY (CBS) – The city of Boston officially broke ground on Saturday for a project to revitalize Dudley Square.

Mayor Tom Menino and other officials hope the $115 Million six story building will bring new people, businesses, and economic opportunity to the center of Roxbury.

The scheduled completion date for the development is Fall of 2014. The building will eventually become the new headquarters for Boston Public Schools.

It will also house street-level retail space, as well as open space to showcase student work, school events, and host community gatherings.

“Unlocking the potential at the Ferdinand will be a catalyst for continued redevelopment, bringing more people and economic life to historic Dudley Square,” Mayor Menino said. “I’m so proud to stand here today with members of this community who have worked so hard to ensure that Dudley Square realizes its potential. By breaking ground on the Ferdinand we cement the comeback of Dudley Square.”

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