New England Baptist Hospital IMP expected soon

New England Baptist Hospital is expected to file its Institutional Master Plan (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in February, following a community task force meeting next month.

An IMP is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s existing facilities, long-range planning goals and proposed projects.

A new IMP must be filed every 10 years. NEBH is developing a new IMP to replace an expiring older IMP.

According to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin, the hospital is taking “slightly longer than anticipated to finalize the plan.” He also said a task force meeting is expected in January to allow for a February filing. That meeting will be public.

Hospital spokesperson Lisa Rand told the Gazette a draft IMP has been completed without any community meetings. The IMP will not be publicly available until after the BRA process, she said.

She declined to answer questions about what the IMP might include.

NEBH’s expiring IMP should be available from the BRA, Rand told the Gazette, but the Gazette was unable to locate it on the BRA’s website. Martin said a hard copy is available at the BRA’s City Hall office.

New England Baptist Hospital is located at 125 Parker Hill Ave. It is the former owner of long-disused commercial building at 70 Parker Hill Ave., currently under development into 46 residential units.

This article has been updated to clarify that the IMP process includes a public meeting and that the existing IMP is available at the BRA office.

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