DREAM Collaborative is a full-service architecture, urban design, and real estate development firm. Our design and development work is informed by our passion for urban revitalization. Our clients include private developers, public entities, and community development corporations (CDCs).
As a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE), our firm’ culture supports and encourages diversity among staff and consultants to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
Jan 24, 2020
Dover Station Condos Now Under Review
A 37 unit condo project is now under review on Barlett Place, lot 4F in Roxbury. The Dover Station condos would feature 5 affordable homes along with 22 parking spaces. Units would be a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms. Many units would include balconies or stoops to activate the surrounding sidewalks.
Jan 17, 2020
75 Dudley Approved by BPDA
The Boston Planning Board has approved the 20 unit condo project at 75 Dudley Street in Roxbury. The four-story building will offer all affordable homes along with ground-floor commercial space and a bike storage room. Units will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom floor plans ranging between 640 and 1085 square feet.
Jan 12, 2020
$700M Building Permit Pulled for Winthrop Center
Although the project officially broke ground in October 2018, the actual building permit for Winthrop Center has now been pulled. The permit pulled by Suffolk Construction is valued at $700M. The 53 story tower will feature over 770,000 square feet of Class A office space plus around 387 condos. At the base of the building a multi-floor public gathering space and thruway, the Connector, will offer a restaurant, retail, and community space. Construction is expected to wrap up in early 2022.
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.
Dec 22, 2019
$33.75M Electrical Permit Pulled for Winthrop Center
An electrical permit valued at $33.75M has been pulled for the upcoming Winthrop Center Tower. The 53 story tower will feature approximately 387 condo units plus over 770,000 square feet of office space. At the base of the building a multi-floor public gathering space and thruway, the Connector will offer restaurant, retail, and community space.
Dec 20, 2019
Encore Boston Harbor Refinanced for $1.85 Billion
The Encore Boston Harbor casino has been refinanced by Wynn Resorts for $1.85 billion via Deutsche Bank.
Encore Boston Harbor is a 34-acre, 3 million square foot five-star casino that opened on June 23rd, 2019 along the Mystic River in Everett. Encore Boston Harbor features a 210,000 square foot gaming facility with approximately 3,200 slot machines and 160 gaming tables. A 24-story, 350-foot tall curved glass tower contains over 600 luxury hotel rooms with a standard room size of over 600 square feet.
Dec 08, 2019
Electrical Permit Pulled for 2451 Washington Condos
A permit has been pulled for the electrical work at 2451 Washington Street in Roxbury. The upcoming 4-story building will offer 16 condo units, 7 of which will be designated affordable. The project will also include 14 sheltered parking spaces plus a community room.
Nov 25, 2019
Foundation Work Continues for Winthrop Center
Foundation work continues at Winthrop Center, set to be the largest Passive House office building in the world. The 53-story tower is designed to surpass LEED Platinum status. Along with a leading-edge building envelope, the project team is working with Eversource to maximize energy efficiency. Eversource is advising on the optimization of the chiller and boiler plants and is also providing incentives to support the highly efficient envelope, lighting, and HVAC equipment. In addition to the customer incentives, Eversource will also provide design team incentives to support the advanced design practices associated with this project.
Other best in class features of the Winthrop Center office component will include a Passive House ventilation system that will provide higher levels of fresh air, shown to enhance creativity and productivity. The tower will also be wired platinum, offering the best in digital infrastructure. Tenants of the 750,000 square feet of office space will also have access to The Collective, a 35,000 square foot club that features a fitness center, game room, coworking space, and coffee bar. Atop the office space, Winthrop Center will also feature around 500 luxury condo homes. Construction is expected to last through the first quarter of 2022.
Nov 15, 2019
NPC Approved for Winthrop Center
A notice of project change filed last month for Winthrop Center was approved by the BPDA on 11/14. The changes include the reduction of residential units from around 500 to 387 with an increase in office space from 750,000 square feet to 772,422. While the height of the tower will not change the total square footage has also been reduced from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021. Finally, one level of underground parking has also been eliminated, cutting about 50 spaces from the total.
Oct 29, 2019
NPC Filed for Winthrop Center Plus $30M Plumbing Permit Pulled
A notice of project changed has been filed for Millennium Partners Winthrop Center Project. The updated documents call for the following changes to the project.
- Height of the building remains the same however total square footage has been decreased from 1,650,000 to approximately 1,545,021
- The original proposal called for up to 500 residential units, current plans would include 387
- Office square footage has increased from 750,000 square feet to 772,422
- One level of garage parking has been eliminated for a net loss of 50 parking spaces.
While the project change is under review construction is also ongoing on the site and a plumbing permit valued at $30M has been pulled for the project by EM Duggan.
Oct 15, 2019
31 Story Tower Under Review for 290 Tremont St.
The 31-story, 426,500 square foot mixed-use tower proposed at 286-290 Tremont Street in Chinatown is officially under review. Plans call for a 100% income-restricted residential tower with up to 171 affordable units a mix of rentals and condos, a hotel with up to 200 rooms, up to 340 off-street vehicle parking spaces, 2,500 square feet of retail/cafe space, and approximately 8,000 square feet of community space. Approximately 110 units at 290 Tremont are a direct result of the IDP requirements in the Winthrop Center project.
The development team, of Millennium Partners, in partnership with Corcoran Jennison, Asian Community Development Corporation, and Tufts Shared Services, Inc. hopes to commence construction in the second quarter of 2021, with initial occupancy by the second quarter of 2023.
Oct 02, 2019
PNF Filed for 2147-2163 Washington St. Project in Roxbury
The proposed mixed-use project at 2147-2163 Washington Street in Roxbury is now under review. The 95,000 building would include a total of 74 units along with a new café/restaurant space for Haley House, a community-oriented retail space, several artist work studios, a shared workspace, and a common/public courtyard. Approximately 32 below-grade parking spaces and 11 surface spaces will be included. The unit mix would include 62 affordable apartments plus 12 for-sale condominium units –4 affordable at 70% AMI, 4 at 100% AMI and 4 at market rate.
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