We are pleased to announce that Fields Corner has been chosen as one of the Ten Great Neighborhoods of 2014 by the American Planning Association! The APA selects great places annually that “represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.” We are so proud to be included among other vibrant neighborhoods like Adams Morgan in Washington, D.C., and Fremont in Seattle WA. Check out the Dorchester Reporter’s article here, a celebration is being planned for later in the month, stay tuned!
Excerpt from APA press release: Fields Corner in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is home to a large Vietnamese-American population that influences the array of cultural shops and restaurants along its commercial corridor. Community organizations have developed affordable housing, commercial spaces and a community center for cultural events, providing support networks for residents. One organization, Fields Corner Main Street, promotes activities to support the neighborhood, including storefront improvements and streetscape beautification projects, while providing tools and assistance to local merchants, and recruiting and marketing new and existing businesses into the neighborhood. Click here to learn more.