Located in Dorchester, Upham’s Corner is the site of several historic landmarks, including the Strand Theater, Masonic Hall, Pilgrim Congregational Church, and many gorgeous, historic brick storefronts. Despite the many architectural treasures here, the streetscape at Upham’s Corner has slowly fallen into disrepair and desperately needs attention. Given Mayor Walsh’s ties to Dorchester, it is a fitting project to kick off early in his first term.
The goal of the project is to enhance safety along Columbia Street and to establish Upham’s Corner as a premier cultural destination in Northern Dorchester, while serving to revitalize the local economy. Changes to the street will include redesigned sidewalks and crosswalks as well as new lamp posts, street trees, way-finding, seating, and traffic signals.
The street improvement project is being led by Boston Commissioner of Public Works Michael Dennehy and designed by Nitsch Engineering and Copley Wolff Design Group of Boston.
The City of Boston:
Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston
Michael Dennehy, Commissioner of Public Works
Para M. Jayasinghe
Copley Wolff Design Group