268-290 Tremont Street

P12-C Chinatown Tower


340,000 sf


Boston, MA

Project type



288 Tremont Street Partners

Completion Date


Architect of Record


Project Overview

286-290 Tremont Street, known as Parcel 12C, is located in one of the densest sections of Boston, situated between a parking garage and The Doubletree Hotel, as well as being at the convergence point of several neighborhoods, including Chinatown to the east, Bay Village to the west, and the Theater District to the north.

This mixed-use infill project will be comprised of hotel and residential components. The residential component of the project will create approximately 152 new income-restricted housing units. The ground floor will include a pedestrian courtyard and a community space, which may become the location of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

DREAM Collaborative has been engaged as the Architect for the Residential Program, including the housing units, amenity spaces, and lobby. Stantec is the architect of record and design architecture for the overall project.

288 Tremont Street Partners is a collaborative entity of the Asian Community Development Corporation, Corcoran Jennison, Inc., MP Boston, and Tufts Shared Services Inc.

Key Features

  • Affordable housing
  • LEED Silver Certified & Evaluating Passive House
  • Dense, urban design

Authentic Relationships

One of DREAM’s strengths is our ability to make genuine connections with the many stakeholders involved in building projects. Our strong relationships with other design firms such as Stantec are based on trust and mutual respect. DREAM brings a fresh, diverse perspective to the design and community engagement on the P12C project in Chinatown while Stantec provides the client group with the confidence of a deep portfolio and large-firm resources. The project is stronger thanks to this symbiotic relationship.

Renderings courtesy of Stantec


Unit Design & Layout

Balancing efficiency and quality of life to create places people want to live within a well-functioning and safe configuration.


Interior Architecture & Design

From relocation of walls to materials, lighting, and furniture selection, interior architects and designers are on it!

Programming / Space Planning

Identifying and developing all the uses needed within a project, determining space requirements for each use, and best arrangement of uses within a space.