Projects

Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Small Business Center

196 Quincy Street, Dorchester, MA

 

12 million redevelopment of 36k SF former meat processing facility into a multi-tenant and shared-use food production small business center as a means to promote small business development, create jobs with limited barriers to access, and build the infrastructure needed to improve access to locally-produced, minimally processed, healthy food to low and moderate income families of Boston.

This project is expected to create well over 100 new jobs and support 50+ small businesses to start and grow in just the first 3 years of operations.

Construction start expected by early 2013, with first businesses operating on site by summer 2013.

A project of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation.

 

 

 

Brewery Small Business Complex

284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

 

This renovated 150,000 square foot complex is home to over 50 small and local businesses; employing over 500 people.

 

Union Crossing

50 Island Street, Lawrence, MA

 

Comprehensive redevelopment of historic mill building in the north canal district of Lawrence.

Project work involves developing a leasing and marketing strategy to occupy @ 32,000 SF of ground and second floor commercial space. Focus is on creating artist work studios as an anchor use to create momentum and attract complementary uses, such as a fitness center, yoga studio, dance studio, and coffee shop.

Artist studio spaces are now leasing, and expect to be ready to occupy in early 2013.

See www.studiosatbuilding9.com for information.

A project of Lawrence CommunityWorks

 

 

259Q the DREAM Factory

259 Quincy Street, Dorchester, MA

 

The Dream Factory is a partnership of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation and FabLabs4America with Urban Idea Lab. Together, we will redevelop a 22,000 SF building located at 259 Quincy Street in the heart of the Grove Hall neighborhood of Dorchester with a mission to:

  • Inspire interest and build a strong base of well-prepared workers in A+STEM careers (art + science, technology, engineering, and math);
  • Encourage small business development;
  • Promote economic development & community asset building; and
  • Catalyze strategic community reinvestment.

259 Quincy St. was selected for a number of important reasons, including:

  • The 22,000 SF open plan building provides the right size, scale and flexibility to accommodate our vision of a multi-purpose use, including offices, manufacturing, loading, and the possibility for future expansion;
  • The location between Blue Hill Ave. and Columbia Rd., in the heart of Dorchester, offers easy access for residents of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan, who are the primary focus for this initial site;
  • The site is strategically located along the Quincy Corridor and within the City’s CHOICE Neighborhoods focus area, where approximately $100 million is being invested in a mix of affordable housing development and a new shared-use and multi-tenant food production facility. This means the DREAM Factory will immediately benefit from the momentum of the ongoing revitalization effort.