Request for Qualifications: Interim Pedestrian Plaza in Roslindale

Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) and local business owners have the vision to transform the north, short business section of Birch Street into a permanent, fully landscaped, and pedestrianized community space. A Better City has partnered with RVMS and the City of Boston to reclaim incrementally this segment of the street by closing it to vehicular traffic and installing a semi-permanent pedestrian plaza.

A Better City is seeking a design consultant to produce an urban design proposal that would serve as the basis for the transformation of the north section of Birch Street into an interim pedestrian plaza. The contract will be with A Better City, but Roslindale Village Main Street and the City of Boston will be fully involved throughout the whole design process. As property owner for the right of way of Birch Street, the City of Boston will be providing funding for its installation. The construction process for this project will be put out to bid by the City of Boston after the design is finalized.

Interested firms can find the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) by following this link. Responses preferred by January 11, 2019, at 11:59pm Eastern Time. The ideal contract start date is between January 28, 2019 – February 28, 2019.

Questions about this RFQ should be sent via email to Irene Figueroa-Ortiz at


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