Shattuck Campus Redevelopment Request For Information

EOHHS is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to seek information related to opportunities for partnerships to utilize Commonwealth-owned property located on the 13-acre Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Campus (the “Campus”) in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

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INTRODUCTION

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services is seeking information from a broad spectrum of private and public entities with the capacity to invest capital in the creation and development of health and wellness opportunities that both support the existing services on the Campus today and address current and future public health needs of the residents of the Commonwealth.  The information and ideas from potential partners should focus on a mutually beneficial partnership that is financially sustainable.

Background

Situated at the edge of the historic Franklin Park area of Jamaica Plain, the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital Campus is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is operated by the Department of Public Health (DPH).  The Hospital serves as a critical safety net providing medical treatment to many of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable populations and provides a variety of behavioral health services. The Commonwealth plans to relocate the majority of existing hospital services, including 260 inpatient beds and certain outpatient services to a new location in the South End in 2022. Following this relocation, the site will be substantially underutilized.

a.         Location

The Campus is 13.3 acres surrounded by 485 acres of open space in the center of Boston. Franklin Park is part of Frederick Law Olmstead’s Emerald Necklace and is Boston’s largest park. The Campus property is statutorily deeded for the purposes of the State Department of Public Health. It is just over ½ mile from the Forest Hills MBTA station and is accessible by the numbers 21, 31 and 16 MBTA bus service. The location provides an opportunity to integrate property development with the creation of additional green and open space.

b.         Structures

The buildings on the campus were built in the 1950s and have extensive physical plant deficiencies. The Main Hospital building, which provides inpatient and outpatient medical treatment for DPH, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), and the Department of Correction (DOC), has physical characteristics that make it cost prohibitive to renovate for continued use. The Service Building houses the campus heating plant and vendor-operated 24/7 hour shelter beds. In their current form, the buildings are beyond their useful life, and will likely need to be demolished.

c.         Current Services and Patient Population

In addition to the medical services provided by the hospital, the Campus also provides critical public health and behavioral health services. The Campus provides physical space for emergency shelter for homeless adults, substance use treatment, mental health outpatient treatment, and other behavioral health services. The Campus serves thousands of adults, particularly people with complex medical, behavioral health and housing needs. Many people who receive services at the Campus are on MassHealth and at risk of homelessness. The Commonwealth is committed to working to ensure that the current services provided by private agencies are maintained either on the campus or elsewhere in the area.  Additionally, the Commonwealth will work with the current service providers on a transition plan through the Campus planning and redevelopment process. A list of the current service providers that are not moving to the South End can be found in Attachment A.

d.         Comprehensive Planning Process

The Commonwealth is currently engaged in a comprehensive planning process to identify the potential future uses of the Campus, including consulting a Community Advisory Board. The site must continue to be used for public health purposes. The following planning principles have been identified to guide the recommendations that will emerge in the final plan:

  • Integrate Shattuck campus with Franklin Park
  • Improve access to neighborhoods with public transit, bike & pedestrian options
  • Increasing green and open space
  • Sustainable development shall follow Boston and Commonwealth benchmarks and be “LEED Certifiable” but do not require LEED Certification
  • Provide a continuum of mental health and substance use services, permanent supportive housing (minimum of 75-100 units), emergency shelter and wrap-around supportive services for those in the behavioral health system

 

In addition, consideration is being given to the City of Boston’s long-range planning efforts, including the establishment of a recovery campus on Long Island, and how the new use of the Campus may complement such efforts. Themes gathered from this RFI may inform the remainder of the planning process, as well as the recommendations that emerge in the Campus Plan.

Campus Redevelopment

Milestone

Timeline

RFI Responses Due

May 17, 2019 by 4:00PM

Anticipated Finalization of Campus Plan Finalized

September 2019

Anticipated Approval from Asset Management Board

Fall 2019

Anticipated release of procurement

January 2020

Anticipated date Hospital services move to the South End

Early 2022

 

d.         Future Vision of the Campus

The Commonwealth’s vision is to create an innovative and person-centered Campus designed to promote health, reduce barriers to service, and integrate care across health care and housing systems for individuals with behavioral health needs. To achieve this vision, the Commonwealth hopes to provide a continuum of mental health and substance use services, permanent supportive housing, emergency shelter and wrap-around supportive services for those in the behavioral health system. In addition, EOHHS seeks to create a healing environment on the future Campus that takes advantage of and integrates with the unique location adjacent to Franklin Park, provides broader community programing, and fosters social connectivity for clients and the broader community. This vision includes redeveloping the Campus into a community-integrated setting that would provide a continuum of behavioral health and health care services, a minimum of 75-100 units of supportive housing and other complementary services. The services provided may continue or expand on the specific types of programs currently provided at the Campus or may be new services. The diagram below is intended solely as an illustrative representation of the Campus vision and not as an exhaustive list of possible services or programs.

Image, diagram detailing the vision for the new shattuck campus

Redevelopment of the campus is expected to be implemented through a long-term lease of the property to a partner, who EOHHS anticipates would be responsible for design, permitting, leasing, and construction of the project and ongoing management of the site. A partnership(s) offers an opportunity to create a larger impact than either partner can achieve individually. Potential partners for the development of the Campus include, but are not limited to:

  • Health care systems or entities such as hospitals, insurers, health centers, Accountable Care Organizations or other managed care entities.
  • Behavioral health providers and/or substance use treatment and recovery providers
  • Housing and shelter providers or developers including, but not limited to, emergency or transitional shelters, supportive housing providers, community development corporations
  • Universities or colleges that have public health or behavioral health focused programs or research
  • Nonprofit or for-profit businesses that provide wrap around services such as workforce development, or transportation

Potential types of services for this partnership include, but are not limited to:

  • Ambulatory behavioral health services, including urgent psychiatric care services
  • Limited health service clinics or outpatient medical services
  • Substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment and recovery services, including inpatient, residential and outpatient services
  • Supportive housing or emergency shelter
  • Job training or workforce development
  • Pharmacy services
  • Outreach, navigation, and education services for people with behavioral health needs
  • Case management and other wrap-around services

 

PURPOSE OF RFI

EOHHS is using this RFI to determine the interest, potential partners, and types of services that would support the Commonwealth’s vision for the Campus. EOHHS is seeking a self-sustaining partner(s) and hopes to use information collected through the RFI to understand the potential models and partnerships that could be created to deliver on the vision. Specifically, EOHHS is requesting information about available financing models and resources that would enable a partner(s) to finance the design, permitting, leasing, and construction of the project and ongoing management of the site.

Through its planning process, EOHSS has developed requirements for a partnership. Partners may come from private business, non-profit, or governmental sectors.

Requirements for the Partnership

  • Proposed services or programs serve a public health purpose, as required by the statutory land use deed;
  • A commitment to collaborate to serve the public health needs of the community and Commonwealth at large;
  • Partnership plans align with the objectives and principles of the Campus Planning Process (For information about the process visit: https://www.mass.gov/shattuck-campus-planning);
  • Partnership allows for the existing privately-run services and programs to remain on the Campus after the Hospital services relocate;
  • Partner(s) comply with all local, state and federal requirements;
  • Partner(s) is selected to participate through a competitive procurement process as determined by the Commonwealth;
  • Partner(s) is willing to explore, develop and entertain new ideas;
  • Partner(s) have the desire and resources for a long-term partnership.

Responding to this RFI is completely voluntary and will in no way affect EOHHS’ consideration of any proposal submitted in response to any procurement, if one is issued. Whether or not a party has responded to this RFI will not be considered in any eventual procurement selection process.

This RFI may result in the submission of documents, which may assist EOHHS in identifying the benefits and cost associated with procuring partners for the Campus. EOHHS is under no obligation to incorporate any of the comments or recommendations made as part of this process into a procurement. Please note that an RFI is not a procurement. Responses to this RFI will be considered public information and proprietary information should not be included in the response.  In a procurement process, the Commonwealth would require approval from the Asset Management Board (AMB) to enter a long-term lease of the property, via a competitive developer selection process.

RFI QUESTIONS

EOHHS requests responses to the following RFI questions. Respondents are invited to respond to any or all of the RFI questions; please respond to as many questions as you feel are appropriate.  Questions should be answered in order of appearance. Responses, including any attachments thereto, should be clearly labeled with the question number followed by the question text.

No part of the response can be returned.  Receipt of RFI responses will not be acknowledged.

  1. Provide information on the type of services that could be added to the Campus. Respondents do not need to have expertise in all program or service areas.
  2. Describe any specific issues that would deter or encourage an organization from partnering with the Commonwealth.
  3. Identify what steps an organzation would need to take to partner with the Commonwealth and a rough timeline for these steps.
  4. Describe what resources, including funding and financing models, are necessary to enable a partner(s) to finance the design, permitting, leasing, and construction of the project and ongoing management of the site.

 

RFI RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS AND TIMELINE

EOHHS requests that RFI responses be submitted to EOHHS by May 17, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Interested Parties are invited to respond to any or all of the above questions; please respond to as many as you feel are appropriate. Responses should be limited to 10 pages in length. Parties interested in responding to this RFI should prepare a typewritten response that states the respondent’s name, title, organization, telephone number, e-mail address, and URL address.

All procurements posted on COMMBUYS, known as Bids, require the submission of electronic responses, known as Quotes. To submit an electronic Quote, Respondents must register and maintain an active COMMBUYS Seller subscription account. Questions regarding COMMBUYS should be directed to the COMMBUYS Help Desk at commbuys@state.ma.us. In addition, there is a webcast, How to Locate and Respond to a Bid in COMMBUYS, that Respondents may find helpful. See Section 5.2 of this Grant Application for further information about COMMBUYS.

Respondents must submit electronic Quotes on COMMBUYS by the date and time specified in Section 1.7, COMMBUYS will not accept submissions after the specified deadline.  The Respondent shall comply with all COMMBUYS electronic submission requirements and file size limits.

 

Any questions should be directed to Bessie DiDomenica at:

Bessie DiDomenica, Procurement Coordinator
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
One Ashburton Place, 11th Floor
Boston, MA  02108
Email: bessie.didomenica@massmail.state.ma.us

 

 

Attachment A: Current Shattuck Campus Services and Service Providers

Tenant Name

Services Provided

Victory Programs

 

 

Living and Recovering Community (LARC) - LARC is an intensive residential treatment program that offers comprehensive substance use disorder stabilization and medical case management services with housing search advocacy for up to 90 days. Services are provided within a treatment planning model that is individualized to meet the unique needs of each client in this way. LARC offers a safe and structured space in which program participants can focus on establishing or re-establishing rituals of recovery and wellness that enhance the quality of life.

 

Women’s Hope - Women’s Hope is a 14 to 28-day stabilization unit for women with substance use. Women’s Hope is located on 11th floor at LSH and provides up to 28 days of specialized residential treatment program for women addressing substance use disorders. Designed specifically for women, the program’s case management and addiction recovery support team helps clients to build self-awareness and confidence as they continue in their own recovery. They receive referrals from emergency rooms, detox centers, doctor’s offices, crisis stabilization services, shelters.

While clients are in the program they are assigned a clinician to work with them throughout their stay to set up services for aftercare, obtain medications they have not been on routinely, as well as start the process of healing and coping more effectively with the trauma most have experienced in their lives.

Pine Street Inn

 

Shelter - The Pine Street Inn (PSI) Shattuck Shelter serves 125 men (130 during winter overflow) per night in its low barrier emergency homeless shelter.  In additional to clean, safe shelter – PSI Shattuck Shelter provides access to veteran services, specialized housing placement for chronically homeless guests, workforce development programs, mental health counseling and case management, and rapid re-housing services.  Boston Health Care for the Homeless also operates a health clinic on-site.

  Stabilization - Men’s Stabilization is Pine Street Inn’s 54 bed men’s only post-detox shelter-based Structured Outpatient Addictions Program that provides intensive treatment and support for homeless individuals struggling with substance use issues. The typical stay is 4 – 6 weeks.  Clients receive individual therapy, group therapy, case management and aftercare services specific to addictions and mental health treatment, seven days a week.  Clients are also provided shelter/residential support services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Bay Cove Human Services

 

Andrew House - 24-bed facility specializing in treating men only who, in addition to abusing substances, may also be living with mental health disorders, HIV+/AIDS, using more than one substance, or may be receiving methadone maintenance medication.

Gill Mental Health Clinic - The staff of psychiatrists, clinical nurse specialists, and therapists provide a full range of diagnostic and behavioral health treatment services to adults (21 +), including psycho-pharmacological, counseling, and psychotherapy for individuals and groups. They specialize with working with people with severe and persistent mental illness, dual-diagnosis, and other related psychiatric disorders.

Health Care Resource Centers

Health Care Resource Centers (HCRC) provides Methadone Assisted Treatment to the community of Jamaica Plain and surrounding areas and to all the tenant programs located at LSH. In addition, HCRC accepts direct admits from LSH inpatient care.  As part of the program they provide onsite nursing and doctor visits, Master’s level individual, couples, family and group counseling, case management, and psycho-education.

High Point Detox

High Point Treatment Center is a 32-bed unit located on the 12th floor of LSH. The Section 35 Women’s Addiction Treatment program is for women civilly committed with services that include detoxification and clinical stabilization. The program consists of Acute Treatment Services (ATS) and Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS) beds.

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