Dedham Town Green

Urban Design Concept Plan


  • Town of Dedham


  • Abramson & Associates

The Challenge

Many New England towns have a central gathering spot. Despite Dedham’s impressive collection of historic buildings, the Town lacks a central public gathering space. When the town constructed a new Public Safety Building, it rendered the 1962 police station obsolete. Community opinions varied widely about what should occupy the site.


An open space emerged as the preferred option. A civic-scaled loggia screens an adjacent utility building, providing space for small-scale commercial activity for community needs.

The Results

A Request for Proposals has been prepared to transform the underutilized site into a new municipal open space for the community.

Loggia Model

Street Perspective