The project contemplates leasing up to 2 acres of land on the campus for a term up to 99 years for the development of supportive housing. The estimated value of the leasehold is $2,440,000, assuming a 99 year term. The lessee(s), who will be selected through a competitive process, will secure all necessary permits, approvals and funding.
Asset Management Board Meeting (9/18/18) - An informational update on Shattuck Supportive Housing (formerly Low Threshold Housing) was presented to the Asset Management Board at its September 18, 2018 meeting at One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor, Conference Rooms 2 and 3, Boston, at 3PM. The Board was not asked to vote at this meeting. The business meeting was open to the public but not a public hearing. As such, the Board did not plan to take public comment at this meeting.
Project proponents, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Department of Public Health and DCAMM, have decided to table moving forward with a vote of the Asset Management Board on the Shattuck Supportive Housing long-term lease at their September 18 meeting.
This decision was reached in order to align and integrate this important supportive housing initiative with the overall Shattuck Campus Master Plan, which commenced in late August and is expected to take about one year.
When the Commonwealth and the City of Boston first envisioned the concept of siting a supportive housing development on a portion of the Shattuck campus, the existing hospital and other programs were occupying most of the site. With the addition of a new and modern public health hospital to the Commonwealth’s portfolio (the Newton Pavilion), there is an ability to renew and redesign a larger portion of the Shattuck campus for public health purposes.
The project proponents remain strongly committed to the Supportive Housing project as part of the Shattuck Campus redevelopment. On September 18, the Board did not vote on the long-term lease, but was asked to confirm their continued support of the supportive housing concept. The proponents expect to return to the Board with recommendations from the master planning process when that is complete. We believe that this approach will provide the best overall vision for the campus, including supportive housing.