Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership Selects MPA for Design of New One Roxbury Crossing Headquarters
BOSTON, MA Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) announces that it is designing the new 27,000-square-foot headquarters for Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston, Massachusetts, with safe, decent homes they can afford. MBHP is taking office space in the new mixed-use One Roxbury Crossing development - formerly known as Parcel 25 - that will re-establish Roxbury Crossing as a lively, transit-oriented site where people once again live, work, shop, and recreate.
"MBHP is proud to become one of many community-focused tenants in One Roxbury Crossing, which is truly shaping a vital new urban space in this neighborhood," said Chris Norris, Executive Director of MBHP. "Our new office offers us ample room for growth and positions the organization to conveniently serve Greater Boston residents. We look forward to collaborating with MPA on this exciting space."
The 27,000-square-foot space will provide work areas and conference rooms for MBHP's more than 150 employees, who assist residents with navigating the affordable housing process. An important feature of the new headquarters will be the client-facing areas where MBHP staff will meet with their resident clients to help serve their housing needs.
Developed by Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, the shape, scale, and uses of the One Roxbury Crossing project came out of an extensive community-based planning effort to bring renewed economic activity to the Mission Hill neighborhood. Replacing a long-vacant, two-acre site in Mission Hill, the 305,000-square-foot mixed-use development being designed by Goody Clancy Architects creates retail, affordable housing, and office space just steps from the Ruggles Crossing Orange Line MBTA station.