Dedham Square

Design Guidelines


  • Design Guidelines


  • Gamble Associates

The Challenge

Twentieth century transportation decisions undermined Dedham Square’s remarkable downtown. Large surface parking lots and uncertainty surrounding the reuse of vacant buildings erode the character of High Street and the town’s primary historic core.


The plan identifies potential blocks between the historic buildings and highway best positioned for redevelopment and mend the scar of the highway.

The Results

Following the adoption of the Design Guidelines, a new Town Green will emerge along High Street to advance environmental, economic and community benefits.

Historic High Street circa 1900

Design Guidelines diagram