Dedham Square has a remarkable history. The downtown has a robust mix of uses that include over 18 restaurants or places to eat in close proximity to one another. Over the last few years, recent construction is filling in the gaps between historic buildings and raising the level of discourse about what the future of Dedham Square should look like.
The incremental way in which towns grow, in fits and starts as individual property owners make development decisions, belies the fact that the aggregate impacts can radically alter the composition of a place. Strategic mixed used development on low density, single use sites will create cohesion along High Street and help to mend the scar of the highway.