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.
Jul 30, 2019
Hearth at Four Corners Financed for $20.1 Million
Hearth at Four Corners in Dorchester has been financed for $20,105,000 via Citizens Bank at Hearth, Inc.
The approved four-story residential building will contain 54 affordable senior apartments, including two studios and 52 one-bedrooms. A multipurpose room will be located on the building's first floor that will be used for resident dining and recreational activities.
Jul 12, 2019
9 Leyland Approved: To Feature Affordable Senior Housing
The upcoming affordable senior housing development at 9 Leyland Street in Roxbury has been approved by The BPDA. 9 Leyland will include 42 units of affordable rental housing, at 30%-60% AMI. The building will also feature community space to offer healthcare and social programming to senior residents, as well as a library, lounge, and laundry facilities on the upper floors.
Jun 24, 2019
ICYMI Encore Boston Harbor is Now Open
In case you had skipped town for a weekend break or may be living under a rock, Encore Boston Harbor is now open. The massive, 3 million square foot project which officially broke ground in early August of 2016 welcomed large crowds on opening day June 23rd. Around 7,400 construction workers helped build the $2.6B project. The Encore features...
- 671 guest rooms ranging in size from 650 - 5800 square feet- 210,000 square foot of casino space including 3158 slot machines & 231 table games- 15 restaurants & 5 shops- 50,000 square feet of meeting space- 26,000 square foot spa- Public waterfront park with boat dock
May 31, 2019
Affordable Senior Housing Development Under Review in Roxbury
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation has proposed a 42 unit affordable senior housing development at 9 Leyland Street in Roxbury. The project would also include community space to offer healthcare and social programming to senior residents, as well as a library, lounge, and laundry facilities. Nine parking spots would be built on-site. The site is located just a few blocks from Upham's Corner.
May 14, 2019
Work Continues on Slurry Walls for Winthrop Center
Construction continues on the slurry walls for the $1.3B Winthrop Center project in Downtown, Boston. The 53 story tower will include 500 condominium residences, with approximately 750,000 square feet of commercial office. The entire tower is designed to meet LEED Platinum standards with the office portion striving to become the world's largest Passive House office. Office tenants will also have access to a full floor of amenities including a fitness center, coffee bar, and game area. The most unique amenity, however, will be an electromagnetic-free zen room which will block cell phone service with a radiation-blocking grid built into the walls. Residential and office tenants will also have access to a proprietary app, ConnexIQ, which will allow them to access information on energy efficiency, request services, or order coffee.
Construction on Winthrop Center is expected to be complete in 2022.
Apr 04, 2019
Early Stages of Construction Continue at Winthrop Center as The Great Hall is Renamed The Connector
As site and slurry wall work continues for Winthrop Center the development team has announced a shift in the plans for the common space at the bottom of the project. What was originally dubbed The Great Hall, 12,000 square feet of public space over three floors has been revamped and renamed "The Connector". The update calls for a long lobby across the base of the tower, "connecting" Federal Street and Devonshire, still open to the public and programmed with year-round events.
Construction on the 691' tower is expected to be complete in 2022.
Feb 14, 2019
Accordia Partners Win Bid to Lease UMass Boston Development Site
After an extensive 18-month process, the UMass Boston Board of Trustees has selected Accordia Partners to lead the redevelopment of the 20-acre site on Columbia Point. A 99-year ground lease deal could yield the university $235 million, funds needed to fix the original substructure on the campus. While there are no solid redevelopment plans in place Accordia's bid did include solid financial planning and $25 million in infrastructure commitments. A final lease agreement still needs to be signed but for now, the development team will move forward with community meetings and further planning.
Jan 30, 2019
Foundation Work Begins for Winthrop Center
Foundation work has started for Winthrop Center, the 53-story tower coming to Boston's downtown. The massive project will feature around 500 condo residences along with 750,000 square feet of commercial space. At the base of the tower will be a Great Hall that will create a new connection between Winthrop Square and Federal Street. The Great Hall will offer retail and restaurant options along with 21,000 square feet of shared meeting space.
Construction is expected to be complete in 2022.
Dec 13, 2018
Marquee in Place for Encore Boston Harbor
With an investigation by the Gaming Commission putting the gaming license of the Encore Boston Harbor in question work still continues on the 3 million square foot project. Steve Wynn has filed a lawsuit to block the release of the report, claiming it will violate his privacy rights. Amidst these questions, The Encore marquee has been put in place that will welcome guests this coming June.
The $2.5 billion project will feature over 600 luxury hotel rooms along with 210,000sf of gaming area. A public waterfront park is also being constructed along the Mystic River. Along with interior work, road improvement work has also started around the development.
Nov 20, 2018
Site Work Continues for Winthrop Center
After an official groundbreaking complete with fireworks was celebrated about 1 month ago site work is in full swing for Winthrop Center in downtown Boston. The $1.3 billion project will be Boston's 4th tallest building at 691 feet when complete. The top 26 floors of the tower will contain around 500 condo residences with around 750,000 square feet of office space below. At the base of the project will site three floors of public space dubbed The Great Hall to include a restaurant and retail space along with shared meeting space. There will also be 5 levels of parking underneath the tower with space for 550 cars.
First occupancy at The Winthrop center is expected in early 2022.
Oct 19, 2018
Winthrop Square Tower to Officially Break Ground Next Week
After years of planning the Winthrop Square Tower, now called Winthrop Center, will finally be moving forward with a groundbreaking set for next week. While demolition of the abandoned garage has been ongoing Millenium Partners finally gets the go-ahead to break ground as the City Council voted to appropriate the funds from the sale of the garage earlier this week.
The $102 million sale of the property was finalized earlier this month. Funds from the sale will go toward funding open spaces including $23 million to The Boston Common & Franklin Park and $11 million for completion of the Emerald Necklace.
The $1.35 billion tower will be Boston's 4th tallest building when complete at 691 feet and will include around 500 condominiums and around 750,000sf of office space.
Oct 11, 2018
Big Night Entertainment Group Confirms Restaurant and Nightclub
Back in March BLDUP reported that a lease had been signed by Big Night Entertainment Group for 15,236 square feet in the Promenade area of Encore Boston Harbor casino and hotel. The New England based entertainment group has formally announced plans for the space within the $2.5 billion casino this week.
The group said that the restaurant will be called Mystique, and the nightclub will be called Memoire. The restaurant will feature an Asian-fusion menu and will seat more than 530, including a 94-seat lounge with wraparound bar. The nightclub will overlook the resort’s casino floor and will accommodate up to 600 people.
Encore Boston Harbor is set to open in June 2019.
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