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Old 02-27-2018, 08:50 AM   #1
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Shattuck Hospital to Relocate to BMC Campus

Full story in the globe:

Quick rundown:
  • The state plans to close the 64-year-old Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain and move its inpatient services across town to the Boston Medical Center campus.
  • State officials said that modernizing the hospital or building a new facility at the existing site would cost $400 million to $500 million. Buying and renovating a building owned by Boston Medical Center, the Newton Pavilion, will cost about half that, they said.
  • The state will begin a planning process to develop recommendations for future use of the 13-acre Shattuck Campus. State law requires it to serve a public health purpose.

Here's a more detailed outline on the state's website:

13 acres within 1/2 mile of an MBTA stop is a pretty significant development opportunity. The public health requirement seems like it might be restrictive, but I'd love to get a look at the language in the law to see how flexible it might be. The potential for this spot is intriguing.
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