Fenway colleges file IMP updates

May 1, 2015
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Emmanuel and Wheelock Colleges filed updates for their Institutional Master Plans (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), as required by the City.

Emmanuel’s filing states no changes to the IMP approved in 2012, aside from an amendment filed a month after the IMP’s approval.

That amendment authorized Emmanuel’s use of the Society of St. Margaret Convent at 17 Highland Park Ave. in Roxbury, now called Emmanuel’s Notre Dame campus. Opened in the 2014-2015 school year, the former convent is now serving as a living-learning center for programs focused on reflection, urban education and service to the community.

The two proposed projects approved in the IMP—an expansion of Julie Hall and the construction of a new Cardinal Cushing Library—have not yet been undertaken.

One of Wheelock’s three major projects, the new Campus Center and Student Residences (CSSR), was completed in 2009.

A proposed “West Wing” student housing and academic building project has been abandoned.

Instead, Wheelock chose to renovate and slightly expand Riverway House. That project was also completed in 2009.

On May 15, 2012, the BRA approved an IMP Amendment for the Center for Learning and Innovation, a small addition on the existing portion of the Activities Building. The project was completed in April of 2013.