Beth Israel’s new building project heads to BPDA board

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) proposal for a new inpatient building at 111 Francis St. will head to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its monthly meeting on Oct. 11, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin.

The BPDA board will review the plan and will likely approve it. The BPDA staff only submits material to the board when they consider the plans ready for approval.

The new building is proposed to be approximately 325,000 square feet located at 111 Francis St. The site is 42,700 square feet of largely non-developed land.

This will be the first new building on the west campus in 20 years. The building will have 158 inpatient beds, made up of 128 medical/surgical beds and 30 intensive/critical care beds.

The proposed project will be approximately 178 feet tall and will not provide new parking. The development team estimates that it will provide 80 to 100 new permanent jobs for varying skill levels.

A helipad is also planned to relocate from a nearby location to the new building.

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