State Wants to Scale Back Shattuck Hospital Plan

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The state got one proposal to redesign the Shattuck Hospital campus in Franklin Park which pitched more than 800 beds of treatment, shelter and supporting housing -- and that was way more than what they wanted.

With that said, a coalition of nonprofits led by Boston Medical Center that pitched the only proposal, is going back to the drawing board.

The state initially called for 75 to 100 supportive housing units when it requested proposals in 2021. The BMC's proposal included 446 treatment and emergency shelter beds, 405 units of supportive housing, and outpatient programs to serve up to 400 people a day.

But it was too big and too pricey, reported the Boston Globe, and now the state and the BMC are looking to modify the original proposal. Neither the state or BMC provided specifics, according to the Globe.

The news of the state's desire to make the redevelopment smaller is good in the eyes of many neighborhood organizations and residents, who balked at the size of the proposal.

The multi-phased project is not expected to be completed until 2030.

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