Morton Street

Campus Redevelopment

A vision for an innovative model of clinical treatment and supported housing at the Morton Street Campus

A coalition of local community-based organizations, led by Boston Medical Center, is proposing a vision for a reimagined Morton Street Campus (formerly Shattuck Hospital Campus). Our intention is to offer an innovative model of clinical treatment and housing aimed at curbing the interlocking public health crises of mental illness, addiction and homelessness.

Our proposed vision aims to reconnect the site to the neighborhood and create new open space available to the public as well as new, welcoming routes into the park.

Our Vision for the Site

The public health crises of mental illness, addiction and homelessness are taking a painful toll on our families and communities. Our unique, highly experienced coalition of providers, who all care deeply about our communities, have envisioned a new model to tackle this crisis through a fully integrated continuum of care. We are eager to collaborate with the community, City and Commonwealth to advance a transformative vision for a behavioral health community that we believe will become a model for the nation.

Proposed Project Details

Clinical Care Model

  • Intended to address unmet needs for mental illness and substance use disorder treatment.
  • Inpatient and outpatient services designed to increase access to care while maintaining a similar scale of clinical services currently offered on Morton Street. 

Housing Overview

  • Professionally managed short-term, emergency housing options as well as long-term, supportive housing for individuals and families, to operate in tandem with adjacent clinical services.
  • Up to 200 new units of supportive housing for individuals and up to 205 units of supportive housing for families. 
  • Responds to the current housing supply crisis and creates an opportunity to break systemic cycles for families. 

Campus Design

  • Approximately 50% green space and plazas with enhanced accessibility and new transit connections (30% more green and open space than the current campus).
  • Three buildings with a maximum height of six stories compared to the 10-12 story building heights on the current campus. 
  • A healing green landscaped area, including more trees and native plant species.

Our Coalition

Our coalition includes six respected health and social service providers offering daily, distinct support services to thousands of community members as well as experienced supportive housing developers, owners and operators.
Coalition Lead

Community Engagement

The Coalition is committed to a process of transparent community engagement in a variety of settings so that the public can share feedback that will be critical to inform the planning and development process.

Community engagement

Thank you to all who joined the Coalition for the September 19th in-person open house at Lena Park CDC, where the Coalition shared information and gained more community feedback on the proposal and redevelopment vision for the Shattuck Hospital Campus, now the Morton Street Campus.

In addition to the in-person Open House, the Coalition has engaged with the community through two large virtual public meetings, small group meetings, and one-on-one conversations and has heard feedback on topics including clinical and supportive housing services, health and safety, open space, and more. We are in the process of modifying our plan based on community feedback so far, and will share these modifications when available.

Additional Resources

Press ReleaseShattuck Campus at Morton Street - Presentation for Community Members (English)Shattuck Campus at Morton Street - Presentation for Community Members (Español)Shattuck Campus at Morton Street - Presentation for Community Members (Kreyòl-ayisyen)Shattuck Campus at Morton Street - Presentation for Community Members (العربية)

August 15 Community Presentation

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