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.
- Up to 200 new units of supportive housing for individuals, developed by The Community Builders and operated by Pine Street Inn.
- Up to 205 new units of supportive housing for families, developed and managed by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation. Supportive housing provides residents with case management, job training, life skills, counseling, transportation, and other support services. Residents will be tenants who sign a lease and pay rent.
- Inpatient and outpatient clinical services, including primary care, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment in a new clinical building that complement the surrounding park and its healing, natural environment.
- Emergency housing services, similar to those already provided on the site.
- Additional, accessible green space adjacent to the campus, for a total of more than seven dedicated acres of green space, and new pedestrian, bicycle and public transit connections.
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.
- 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.
- 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 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.