Since its founding in 1959 by C. Edward Pray, D.F. Pray has been building excellence by specializing in hands-on, design build, general contracting services, regionally and nationally. Edward’s son, Scott W. Pray, continues the family tradition of building excellence started by his father. D.F. Pray currently employs over 86 industry professionals.
May 27, 2020
$2M Plumbing & Gas Permits Pulled for Allston Mixed-Use Project
Permits valued at over $2M have been pulled for the plumbing and gas install for BLDG 89 along Brighton Avenue in Allston. The upcoming mixed-use project will feature 129 apartments and 7,500 square feet of retail space. The development will also include 79 at-grade parking spaces and storage space for 138 bicycles.
May 04, 2020
Permit Pulled to Begin Construction on new CVS at Nobscot Village
D.F. Pray has pulled a permit valued at $1,950,650 to being construction on a new CVS at 774 Water Street in Framingham. The permit calls for new ground-up structural steel with a pre-engineered metal roof truss. The new CVS is part of the planned $43.5 million redevelopment of the shopping plaza that would include around 160 residential units and 25,000 square feet of commercial space.
Apr 29, 2020
Electrical Permit Issued for BLDG 89 in Allston
An electrical permit valued at $870000.00 has been issued for the upcoming mixed-use project BLDG 89 along Brighton Avenue in Allston. The new building will feature 129 apartments ranging in size from studios through 2-bedrooms along with 3 ground floor retail spaces.
Apr 26, 2020
Exterior Work Underway for 72 Unit Project in Worcester
With framing at full height, exterior work is underway for the 5-story multifamily project at 100 Wall Street in Worcester. The building that replaces the El Morroco will feature 72 apartments over an underground parking garage. The project is located just a few blocks from Worcester's Union Station.
Photo: D.F. Pray
Apr 23, 2020
The Speedway Secures $1.6M in Historic Tax Credit Funding
Twain Financial Partners have invested $1.6 million in federal historic tax credit equity in the adaptive reuse of the Charles River Speedway in Brighton. The project will transform the historic buildings of the site into 17,000 square feet of unique and varied spaces that will become home to a collection of small format retail shops, local artisans and makers, small food purveyors and a full-service restaurant, event space, as well as non-profit and creative office space. All of these uses will surround an 8,000 square foot courtyard with seating and space for public events and programs.
Mar 17, 2020
Plumbing Permit Pulled for Hearth at Four Corners
On March 16th, prior to the Mayor's order to halt construction plumbing and gas permits were pulled for The Hearth at Four Corners in Dorchester. The upcoming 4-story residential building will feature 54 affordable senior apartments. A multipurpose room will also be located on the building's first floor that will be used for resident dining and recreational activities.
Mar 10, 2020
Renovations Progressing for The Speedway in Brighton
Renovations are quickly progressing for The Speedway along Western Ave. in Brighton. The historic site's deteriorated shingles have been entirely stripped away and are being replaced with new ones made of Eastern white cedar. Elsewhere on the project, interior cleanout and abatement have been completed and the restoration is underway for the building's original windows and doors. Expected to open this summer, The Speedway will feature 17,000 square feet of unique spaces offering a collection of small format retail shops, small food purveyors and a full-service restaurant, event space, as well as non-profit and creative office space. All of these uses will surround an 8,000 square foot courtyard with seating and space for public events and programs.
Photo courtesy of Jason Baker
Mar 05, 2020
Site Clear at for BLDG 89 in Allston
Demo is complete and site work is now underway at 89 Brighton Ave. in Allston. The upcoming mixed-use project will feature 129 apartments with 7,500 square feet of retail space. The project will also include 79 parking spaces and storage space for 138 bicycles along with a transit screen in the lobby.
Feb 07, 2020
Building Permit Granted for BLDG 89
A building permit valued at $27,459,696 has been pulled for BLDG 89, at 89-95 Brighton Avenue. The project will feature 129 apartments plus 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. 79 at-grade parking spaces and storage space for 138 bicycles will also be located on-site.
Jan 06, 2020
Demo Permit Pulled for 95 Brighton Ave.
A demo permit has been pulled to raze the existing structure at 95 Brighton Ave. in Allston the demo will make way for the approved mixed-use BLDG 89 project. The new project is set to feature 129 apartments plus 7,500 square feet of retail space. 79 at-grade parking spaces and storage space for 138 bicycles will also be located on-site.
Jan 05, 2020
Wood Framing Ongoing for The Hearth at Four Corners
Wood framing is ongoing for The Hearth at Four Corners along Ronald Street in Dorchester. The soon to be 4-story building will feature 54 affordable senior apartments just steps from the Four Corners commuter rail station. Units will be primarily one-bedrooms, 52 in total, with 2 studios rounding out the building.
Nov 26, 2019
Construction Underway for Revamp of The Speedway in Brighton
After a groundbreaking ceremony last month, construction is underway for the revamp of the Charles River Speedway Headquarters Administration Buildings in Brighton. The Speedway will offer 17,000 square feet of space for small retail shops, a restaurant, events, and non-profit and creative offices. Notch Brewing’s second brewery and taproom will serve as the project's anchor tenant. Construction is expected to be complete in summer 2020.
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