Cruz Development Corporation At A Glance

Construction Complete: 1 |
Building Permit Issued: 1 |
Under Official Review: 1

Housing: 3 |
Retail: 2 |
Office: 2 |
Affordable Housing: 1

$0 - $10M: 1 | $10M - $100M: 2 | $100M+: 0


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At Cruz Companies, we have built a reputation for excellence in the fields of construction, development and management. We are one of the oldest and largest, minority-owned companies in the Northeast. A third-generation, family-owned business, Cruz is a modern firm that values old-fashioned quality and integrity.

The John B. Cruz Construction Company is responsible for landmark projects and developments across the region; Cruz Development Corporation produces well-designed homes, maintaining the highest standards of workmanship, and; Cruz Management Company, Inc., provides quality residential housing management services.


280-290 Warren Street
- Feb 24, 2020

Warren Street Development Secures $22 Million in Financing The project at 280-290 Warren Street in Roxbury has received $22 million in construction financing from Rockland Trust. The mixed-use development that will consist of a total of 95 income-restricted residential rental units and approximately 11,334 square feet of ground-floor office and retail space. Residential units will include 44 one-bedrooms, 49 two-bedrooms, and 2 three-bedrooms. Resident amenities will include a courtyard and landscaped garden.

280-290 Warren Street
- Jan 15, 2020

Building Permit Issued for First Phase of 280-290 Warren St. Project Cruz Construction Company has pulled a permit to start construction on the first building at 8 Clifford Street for the mixed-use development project in Roxbury. The four-story building to be named The Michael E. Haynes Arms will feature 51 mixed-income units along with ground-floor commercial space and 72 parking spaces. Phase Two will construct 44 elderly housing units with 4,050 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

135 Dudley Street
- Sep 27, 2019

PNF Submitted for 135 Dudley St. Project The proposed mixed-use project at 135 Dudley Street is now under review. Plans call for a 2 building development to feature 160 housing units, 15,512 square feet of street-level commercial space, a restaurant flexible space, tenant amenities, art space, and a parking garage for approximately 270 vehicles. Office space on the ground floor will be provided rent-free for 10 years for the Boston Chapter of the NAACP. The larger of the two buildings consists of a mix of one hundred and five one, two- and three-bedroom condominium units. The second building houses fifty-five rental units. The public face of the building facing Dudley Street will include commercial storefronts to bolster the Dudley Square commercial district. Two residential lobbies are prominently located – one in the center of the frontage, and one at the public park (east) end of the site with direct access to the public sidewalks. A multistory garage will be located at the rear of the site.

135 Dudley Street
- Aug 27, 2019

LOI Filed for 200K SF Mixed-Use Project at 135 Dudley St. in Roxbury Cruz Development has filed an LOI for a two-building, mixed-use project at 135 Dudley Street in Roxbury. The project would include 150 housing units, a mix of affordable and market-rate housing options, both apartments and condos. On the ground floor of the buildings would be over 10,000 square feet of commercial space, including an office space that the developer will lease, rent-free, to the Boston Chapter of the NAACP for 10 years. A parking garage for approximately 245 vehicles will also be included in the plans.  

280-290 Warren Street
- Dec 18, 2016

280-290 Warren Street mixed-use development in Roxbury approved 280-290 Warren Street was approved at Thursday (December 15th)’s Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board Meeting. Located in Roxbury near Dudley Square, the $47 million project will construct 95 income-restricted residential rental units, including 44 units of elderly housing, and approximately 11,334 square feet of ground-floor office and retail space. Construction is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2018.

280-290 Warren Street
- Oct 02, 2016

Plans filed for 95 new Dudley Square apartments with over 11,000 office and retail square feet Developer Cruz Development Corporation has filed a Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) containing detailed plans for the proposed mixed-use development at 280-290 Warren Street in Roxbury’s Dudley Square; the following is a link to the PNF. A Letter of Intent (LOI) for 280-290 Warren Street was filed with the BPDA in July 2016; the following is a link to the LOI.The project would construct two buildings across two phases with a total of 95 residential rental units, including 44 units of elderly housing, and approximately 11,334 square feet of ground-floor office and retail space. Office space would be occupied by approximately 45 Cruz Development Corporation employees.Three largely vacant single-story buildings located on site would be demolished. The developer expects to commence Phase 1 construction in the 1st Quarter of 2018, with expected completion of Phase 2 in the 4th Quarter of 2020. Additional information about the proposed development can be found above.

280-290 Warren Street
- Jul 15, 2016

$47 million two-phased 1.54-acre mixed-use development project proposed in Dudley Square Roxbury-based developer Cruz Development Corporation has filed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to construct a $47 million, two-phased mixed-use development project at 280 Warren Street in Dudley Square. The following is a link to the Letter of Intent. Two four-to-five-story mixed-use buildings would be constructed, and several vacant structures located on site would be demolished. The Boston Business Journal reports that a total of 95 apartments, 3,115 square feet of retail and 9,685 square feet of office space would be built. The Phase One building would contain 51 mixed-income residential apartments and new offices for the Cruz Companies on the ground floor. The Boston Herald reports that approximately 25% of Phase One’s apartments would be market-rate, with the rest as workforce housing. The Phase One building would be named after former state representative Dr. Michael E. Haynes. The Phase Two building would require acquisition of two additional neighboring properties and would contain 44 elderly housing units with ground-floor retail. The following is a project rendering:

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