More than 250 people joined HBI and Roslindale Village Main Street on Saturday, October 19th for an open house and community photograph to honor the listing of the 1911 former MBTA switching station on the National Register of Historic Places.
Led by Mayor Thomas Menino, the photo memorialized another important benchmark for this project’s revitalization through the development team of Roslindale Main Street, HBI and Peregrine Group LLC. With this designation, the Substation’s rehabilitation qualifies for Massachusetts and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
On Tuesday, October 22nd, Peregrine LLC received zoning approvals from the City of Boston for construction of 40 new apartments on the Higgins Funeral Home parcels around the Substation. That portion of the project is expected to begin in early 2014. The development team of HBI, Roslindale Main Street and Peregrine are currently negotiating with local restaurants for use of the substation as a . We hope to have an announcement about that soon.
Saturday’s photo captured the spirit and enthusiasm for community investment and historic preservation in Roslindale. Stay tuned for more.