Whoever said “patience pays off in the end” must have been thinking of the redevelopment of the Roslindale Substation. The stars are finally aligning for historic preservation work to begin on the Substation with the final designation from the BRA anticipated to occur this month paving the way for work to begin this autumn. Along with masonry restoration, the monumental copper clad doors facing Adams Park will be restored and new windows will once again open the building interior to light and views to Adams Park; making it a perfect location for the destination restaurant being planned by Chris Douglass known for the Ashmont Grille and Tavolo in Dorchester
Redeveloping the Roslindale Substation was made possible in great part, by purchasing the adjacent Higgins Funeral Home site and leveraging it to attract Peregrine Group as a development partner along with HBI and Roslindale Village Main Street. Both the Substation and the adjacent Higgins’s site are being developed in tandem with construction of the Parkside on Adams, the residential component, beginning soon. To that end, demolition of the adjacent Higgins Funeral Home is currently underway to make way for the residential piece of the development. It’s great to see work on the site finally happening -- another “patient preservation project” moving forward.
The official ground breaking for the development is scheduled for 11 AM Saturday, September 6th. Stay tuned for further development news as construction progresses.