Roxbury Neighborhood Gets Win In Affordable Housing Development Competition

A plan to create a mix of 46 housing units and community spaces for low- and moderate-income families in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood received the first-place prize at the 17th Annual Affordable Housing Development Competition. The first-place winner was announced during a special awards ceremony at the Boston Society of Architects/AIA on April 26. The competition […]


After Years on Ice, JP Hockey Rink Project Deserves Funds

If you build it, they will come. Not that field of dreams, but an ice rink located at the border of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, two of the few neighborhoods in the city without a permanent, indoor rink. Plans have been in the making for more than 15 years to build the Jackson Square Recreation Center, […]


Whipping Up Support for Rec Center Becomes a Cause Celebre for Teen Activists

These teens weren’t even alive when the hockey rinks in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury were torn down more than 20 years ago. But they know something is missing from their quickly changing neighborhoods. Today, plans to build the Jackson Square Recreation Center — a $21.5 million, 75,000-square foot facility with regulation size ice rink on […]


Jackson Square Recreational Center Plans Are Approved

At long last, an ice skating rink may come to the Jackson Square area, at the border of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Plans for the Jackson Square Recreational Center were approved by the Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency on March 17. The facility plans include an indoor ice rink, indoor artificial turf field, computer labs […]


Jackson Square Rec Center Unveiled

Renderings filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency show the new vision for the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center at 1522 Columbus Ave., at the border of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Plans now include a three-story building with an indoor ice rink on the first floor that is expected to operate 10 months of […]