Grove Hall NDC provides economic, professional, and small business development programs for Grove Hall residents. We are committed to offering services tailored to our community.
Our programs have brought more business and home ownership opportunities to our residents - an important step in promoting economic health!
The Blue Hill International Avenue of Color is a new concept to speed up the revitalization of the Blue Hills Avenue corridor to create a unique, thriving business zone.
The zone should represent the ethnic and cultural diversity of Boston and of the international community.
Together, we can transform Blue Hill Avenue into the International Avenue of Color:
First, a place where small businesses of excellence provide a variety of quality, ethnic foods, goods, and services.
Second, A new destination for Bostonians and visitors seeking a multi-cultural dining and shopping experience.
Today, NDCGH offers the following economic development strategies to fulfill its mission:
Develop new or rehabilitate abandoned or under utilized commercial and residential properties in its service area and make these properities available at affordable rates;
Provise existing and potential businesses and home owners with the financial and personal cunseling, education, and information needed to acquire, maintain and improve home or business properties.
Produce a quarterly newsletter, "Empowerment News", to continue providing residents and businesses with information on proposed and current development projects, new activities being planned, and tops to help improve the quality of life in the community
Collaborate with community-based, nonprofit organizations, schools, and faith-based institutions.
Economic Projects of which we are most proud
The development of a $13.5 million retail mall that opened in March 2001 in Grove Hall's Mecca. The mall presents a unique opportnity to bring together the agency's commercial and residential development, job creation, and job placement programs in new ways and further stimulate the economic rebirth of the area.
The Roxbury Heritage Memory Trail project celebrates and increases knowledge of the diverse, distinct, and uniquely rich heritage of Roxbury, MA.
Led by Grove Hall NDC with Dudley Square Main Streets, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, Museum of The National Center for Afro American Artists, and Earthos Institute, this project brings together a “constellation” of community advocates, actors, designers, artists, city and state leaders, residents, local businesses, developers, historians, humanities scholars and archivists to create this much needed cultural asset. The Trail initiative has the potential to change the way Bostonians relate to each other, promote culture, heritage and place in this wonderfully diverse neighborhood.
The Goal is to render visible the existing culture, heritage and art of Roxbury, and to cultivate new.
This will be accomplished by creating multi-dimensional cultural infrastructure—a physical memory Trail from Dudley Square to Franklin Park, a comprehensive interactive website and smart phone app, and highly visible community engagement/marketing/branding campaign.