creating a destination neighborhood

Client

Samuels & Associates

Challenge

Denterlein advised Samuels & Associates, a regional real estate developer focused on mixed-use and lifestyle projects with a strong emphasis on urban place-making, in its efforts to rezone a section of The Fenway neighborhood of Boston.

Approach

Consistent with the developer’s focus on building strong community relationships and addressing community questions/concerns, Denterlein created a wide range of project materials to highlight the opportunities available in The Fenway; solicit community feedback around key issues; support public meetings and design discussions; and communicate with the media.


Results

Subsequent to the successful rezoning, Denterlein has managed ongoing communications with the community around specific projects, reinforcing the ways individual buildings meet the overall goals of the community and assuring that the historic Fenway community retains an active voice in ongoing discussions around future development.