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.
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 06, 2020
Accordia Partners Files LOI for Bayside Dorchester Project
Accordia Partners has filed a Letter of Intent for the proposed development on the 20-acre development site in Dorchester, the former location of the now-demolished Bayside Expo Center. The proposal would include 5.9 million square feet in total, approximately 3.5 million square feet of development on the UMass Boston property and approximately 2.4 million square feet of development on the 2 Morrissey Boulevard property which Accordia acquired in June 2019 for $110M. The development is proposed to include 1,460,000 square feet of residential development, around 1,740 new housing units plus, 4,006,000 square feet of office, research and development, life sciences and/or academic uses. Finally, plans would include 155,00 square feet of ground-floor retail/restaurant and or cultural/civic space.
Feb 24, 2020
Framing & Core Work Underway at Winthrop Center
A massive core is under construction plus steel framing has started for Winthrop Center in the heart of Downtown Boston. The upcoming 53-story will feature 387 condominium residences, along with approximately 772,422 square feet of commercial office space designed to Passive House standards. Connecting the through-block site will be The Connector, a distinctive gathering place full of restaurants and vendors, and a continually changing program of performance activity and public events.
Feb 14, 2020
BPDA Approves 290 Tremont Street
The Boston Planning Board has approved the mixed-use project on Parcel P-12C in Chinatown. The Tremont Street project will include a total of 168 affordable units, 63 condos & 105 apartments and 200 hotel rooms. The project will also include 2,500 square feet of retail space and 8,000 square feet of community space, that will be used for a branch of the public library. Currently, Chinatown is the only neighborhood in Boston that does not have a permanent branch of BPL. Numerous members of the community came out in support of the project and the approval vote was met with a round of applause from the crowd.
Feb 14, 2020
74 Unit Affordable Housing Development Approved in Roxbury
The mixed-use project at 2147 Washington Street in Roxbury has been approved by the Boston Planning Board. The new building will include 62 apartments, all designated affordable plus 12 condos, 8 of which will be affordable. The project also includes 2,500 square feet of space for the Haley House Bakery Cafe along with retail and artist work studios.
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.
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