At Home, a big box retail chain that sells furniture, garden supplies, housewares, and seasonal décor among other items, has opened its doors at the Dedham Mall. Although this will be their second store opened in the U.S., the retailer has built a large following due to their affordable home décor. The superstore is located at the bottom level of a former Sears building.
Property manager and developer of the property, The Wilder Companies, teamed up with DiPrete Engineering to repurpose and revitalize the space. At Home’s newest site is located at 300 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA and is 94,520 square feet.
With the days of ground-up projects being few and far between in urban areas, DiPrete’s catalogue of projects over the past few years represents de-boxing malls and larger retail spaces such as this. Redevelopments carry a significant amount of site/civil design and permitting typically including parking lot modifications, vehicular and loading circulation, landscape improvements, ADA accessible design, new/reconfigured utilities, stormwater management improvements, and zoning variances for parking and signage.
“Our team provided At Home’s site design and permitting with the Dedham Planning Board,” said Sheryl Guglielmo, Project Manager at DiPrete Engineering. “It is great to have one of these projects so close to our Dedham office.”