ABOUT BCV: OUR HISTORY

NOTABLE PAST PROJECTS

In the Beginning…

Under the direction of its founder Mordechai Levin, BCV’s first major success was the development of a Stop and Shop Grocery Store and the Martha Elliot Health Center in Jackson Square in the early ‘90s. BCV tackled this difficult brownfield site by cleaning it up and bringing the first large-scale grocery chain in many years to a former food desert this side of Boston. The Martha Elliot Health Center was Children’s Hospital’s first neighborhood health that provided pediatric and adult care for nearby residents. Now it solely provides pediatric services.

Shortly thereafter, BVC developed JP Plaza, which brought Bank of AmericaABCD Head StartDunkin Donuts, and eight other tenants on which the the community depends.

Building a Healthy Community

In the early 2000s, BCV also renovated an industrial building on Amory Street to house AIDS Action Committee (now Fenway Health), the oldest and largest AIDS advocacy organization in the country. Shortly after completion, Justice Resource Institute Health (JRI Health) moved into the lower level of the loft-style office building. Approximately 175 employees work in these offices at 75 Amory Street.

Building a Healthy Community

In the early 2000s, BCV also renovated an industrial building on Amory Street to house AIDS Action Committee (now Fenway Health), the oldest and largest AIDS advocacy organization in the country. Shortly after completion, Justice Resource Institute Health (JRI Health) moved into the lower level of the loft-style office building. Approximately 175 employees work in these offices at 75 Amory Street.

Revitalizing Jackson Square

Over the years, BCV has been in dialogue with the Jackson Square Partners (JSP), a group committed to bringing affordable housing and commercial space to a valuable but underutilized corner of Jackson Square on the edges of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Long and intricate negotiations resulted in an agreement between JSP and BCV that will allow the creation of a new road in the area, a portion being fully funded by BCV. The new road will pave the way (literally!) for new development envisioned by both JSP and BCV for this prominent gateway location into either neighborhood.