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Stantec selected for master planning and design of proposed On the Dot mixed-use project

Developer Core Investments envisions 2.5 million square feet of office, lab, research, and retail space within South Boston’s Andrew Square neighborhood

02/08/2021 BOSTON, MA TSX, NYSE: STN

As part of its vision for a vibrant Dorchester Avenue, real estate developer Core Investments, Inc. has selected Stantec to lead master planning and urban design of its proposed On the Dot mixed-use development, along with building design in Phase I. Situated on 9.1 acres of former industrial land in South Boston, Phase 1 of the project would include 2.5 million square feet of office, lab, research, pharmaceutical manufacturing, mixed use commercial and residential and retail space. Approximately 1.1 acres of the site will be dedicated green space designed to improve resiliency and accessibility in the area.

Four new buildings are proposed with the Phase 1 plan, along with the repositioning of two existing buildings adjacent to the master plan area, at 2 and 4 Alger St., for lab, manufacturing, or research and development users. Anchoring the site would be a sustainable lab and office building with ground floor retail. Located at 505 Dorchester Ave., the building is planned as part of Phase I of the On the Dot, LLC development.

“On the Dot presents a transformational opportunity to re-invigorate an underutilized site to better serve the community through improved open space, resilient features that better manage flooding, amenities that complement the neighborhood, and modern space that supports future-focused industries,” said B.K. Boley, Stantec Senior Principal. “With longstanding experience in master planning and design of dynamic mixed-use projects throughout Boston, our team looks forward to supporting Core Investments in its collaboration with the Boston Planning and Development Agency and local stakeholders.”

As part of its role, Stantec is leading architectural and sustainable design, master plan development, and urban design. The team is working in collaboration with project partners, which include VHB for civil engineering, Howard Stein Hudson for transportation planning, and Halvorson for landscape design.

Stantec’s team of architects, planners, landscape architects, and engineers bring extensive experience in all aspects of urban planning and design, with a focus on creating spaces that are inviting, safe, accessible, and convenient. Through analysis, planning, and design, Stantec creates inspired spaces that reflect context and user needs. From concept development through construction drawings and implementation, the team is a trusted source and facilitator of creative ideas that are economically viable and environmentally responsible. Stantec brings extensive mixed-use experience in Greater Boston and beyond. Recent projects include The BEAT, the proposed redevelopment of the Boston Edison Power Plant at 776 Summer Street, and the Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment, among others. See here to learn more about Stantec’s Boston architecture and design practice.

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