- On December 21, 2021
- In Affordable Housing
85 West Newton Project
PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
The Project is the redevelopment of the site of the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts which was located at 85 West Newton Street. IBA had to demolish the structure in 2020 due to severe structural conditions. The site is 9,301 square feet with frontage on West Newton Street, and adjacent to the City of Boston’s O’Day Playground.
The proposed new approximately 26,000 square foot four story building will replace and increase the space we lost for our arts education, gallery, performance, and community gatherings with a multi-purpose community arts space. Additionally, it will create larger, more flexible, and improved spaces for our programs, services, property management and community activities, while enabling IBA to centrally locate our team in one accessible space.
The vision for the new building is to
- Integrate IBA’s programs and operations
- Connect with and enhance O’Day Playground
- Be transparent, visible, and welcoming
- Be a good neighbor and contributor to the District
- Expand IBA’s arts programs and deepen our commitment to promote and preserve Latinx arts and culture
- Create a sustainable and vibrant design that is rooted in our community’s identity and that respect the history of the neighborhood
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, Inc. (IBA)
2 San Juan St.
Boston, MA 02118
Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Mayra I. Negrón-Roche
Chief Operating Officer
Natasha Espada, AIA
Ann Beha Architects
Ann Beha, FAIA
As of February 11, 2022
- South End Landmark District Commission (SELDC)
- Staff Reviews (6) + Advisory Review (2)
- Review of Materials Provided by SELDC
- Community and Neighborhood Meetings (9)
- Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA
- Meetings (7)
- Meetings (7)
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