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Jackson Square development project picking up steam

With the recession behind them, Jackson Square developers ramp up efforts to reunite communities and turn area into a modern gateway

In the next few months, Jackson Square will start to feel a lot more like, well . . . an actual square.

For decades, the intersection of Centre Street and Columbus Avenue was a broad, barren border between Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. But this summer, construction will begin on the second new residential building in a massive complex that promises to infuse new life into the area.

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