Yesterday, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and Mayor Michelle Wu announced $9 million of MassWorks Infrastructure Progran funding for three projects in Nubian Square. $1.5 million of the award went to support design and predevelopment work for Nubian Square Ascends, a transformative commercial and cultural project in the heart of Nubian Square.
Nubian Square Ascends will advance a racial equity agenda by promoting local Black businesses, artists, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs, as well as creating pathways for local youth into the region’s booming biotech and life sciences industries. The MassWorks grant provides the funding necessary to advance the project to construction financing.
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