We Need Your Help
Without considering alternative sites, The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) intends to submit a Project Proposal for the long-term redevelopment of the Lemuel L. Shattuck Hospital.
DCAMM held a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, April 13, to present the draft Project Proposal and provide an opportunity for the public to provide comments.
Approximately half of the speakers at the hearing felt the Arborway Yards site would be the best location for the supportive housing and services; many others expressed their interest, but did not think the state was able to work in our best interest. At the hearing, two former governors, Governor Bill Weld and Governor Michael Dukakis, both spoke and insisted that the Commonwealth can, in fact, take action. Both governors said Boston and the community deserves better than to re-build on the Shattuck site that was previously a part of Franklin Park. Both supported the superior alternative, the nearby 18-acre underdeveloped Arborway Yards site (also under the control of the Commonwealth).
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy looks to the Governor and City leaders to prove we can do great things, and can work together to provide the best solution for all needs, which is found in the Arborway Yard.
Additionally, on April 27, 2021, the MBTA announced that the Arborway Yard site is next in line to be modernized and converted to electric buses. This, combined with timely federal funding focused on Resilient Green Transportation Infrastructure Investments, could mean development of the Arborway Yard will be faster than redeveloping the Shattuck site, which still faces numerous waivers and an Article 80 process.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that cannot be ignored. Please submit a public comment to DCAMM to urge the State to consider the Arborway Yard as an alternative site for the services currently provided at the Shattuck Hospital. Comments can be submitted via:
Email: email Loryn Sheffner at email@example.com
Loryn Sheffner, DCAMM
1 Ashburton Place, 15th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
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