Boston Children's Hospital's property at Brookline Place currently consists of a 34,000-square-foot office and retail building. When the hospital determines it is a prudent time to move forward with the construction project, the plan will entail demolishing the building (upon issuance of a Building Permit), followed by environmental remediation work.
Children's received "Special Permit" approval from the Town of Brookline Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals in April 2009 and additional regulatory approvals from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in early 2010. In addition, the commonwealth has granted an extension of permits. Our project permit is extended to June 25, 2015.
Plans for the new property include:
- Eight stories, plus mechanical space (115 feet tall)
- 228,000 square feet of space
- Retail uses for the ground floor
- Administrative offices and clinical office space on the upper floors
- Five-level underground parking garage
The new facilities may be used for Boston Children's administrative offices and clinical research space; it will also house third-party tenants.
The design for the new building was created by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, a noted Boston architecture firm. The new building will include several green building elements and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification will be sought. The landscaping and pedestrian walkways for the site will be designed by Halvorson Design, a well-known Boston landscape architecture firm.
Upon commencement, construction will be completed in approximately 32 months.