Children’s Hospital plans 11-story building

October 5, 2012
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LMA—Boston Children’s Hospital is proposing an 11-floor, 41,000-square-foot clinical building on Shattuck Street that would contain a 30-bed neonatal unit.

The proposed building would require the removal of several buildings and might displace green space. And according to a rough sketch of the project, a skywalk would connect the clinical building to another Children’s Hospital building.

The clinical building is part of an amendment to the Institutional Master Plan that Children’s Hospital plans to file with the Boston Redevelopment Authority sometime this month. Also included in the amendment is a plan to add another level to a parking garage on Longwood Avenue and to build an administrative building on Beacon Street in the Fenway area.

“We are very, very early in this process,” Victor Shopov, manager of city government and community relations for Children’s Hospital, said during the Community Alliance of Mission Hill meeting on Sept. 19.

The clinical building would also contain a “Center for Excellence,” where a number of different specialists would be. This would allow a patient one-stop care, rather than having to go from location to location, according to Shopov.

Children’s Hospital also presented during the LMA Forum meeting on Sept. 24. Charles Weinstein, vice president of real estate planning and development for the hospital, reiterated that it is very early on in the process and said once the hospital has filed “you’ll have an opportunity to come back here and ask me questions.”

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