The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is awaiting Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) response to the public comments on its proposed new inpatient building before the agency determines the next steps for the project, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin.
The new building is currently proposed to be approximately 345,000 square feet located at 111 Francis St. The site is 42,700 square feet of largely non-developed land. The building would have 158 inpatient beds, made up of 128 medical/surgical beds and 30 intensive/critical care beds. The proposed project would be approximately 300 feet tall and will not provide new parking.
The building will contain modern, single-bed rooms to accommodate for more patients and technology. The building will be connected to the Rosenberg building and will have two sky bridges on the third and fifth levels. One sky bridge will be for public use, and the other will be for clinical staff only. The building would also have the hospital’s helipad, which will be relocated from an adjacent building and be approximately 60 feet higher than the existing one. There will also be a courtyard on the 6th level.
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