Sunday, February 21, 2010

Meeting announced on new health center project

A community meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority is scheduled to be held at Maverick Landing on Thursday, March 4 at 6:30 pm to discuss the proposed $20 million, 49,000 square foot East Boston Neighborhood Health Center building in Maverick Square.

Paperwork filed on the project with the BRA says that the new four-story building would "create 200+ health-care jobs over 5 years" and would allow for "[e]xpanded hours and new providers in clinics with 31 new exam rooms..." Also, "The new facility will provide improved patient flow, a welcoming environment, and an easily accessible location. Well-designed Primary Care, Vision and Dental clinics and modern equipment will give clinical teams the tools needed to improve health services and outcomes."

The proposal will go before the BRA's board on March 16 and the city's Zoning Board one week later.

1 comment:

John said...

Boston has nearly 30% of non-taxable property due to all the colleges and non profits. This is one of the highest percentages in the state. The high amount of non-taxable land (and needless spending) is the reason that the residential tax rate jumped over 10% this year alone. It makes no sense for Boston to take land that generates property tax for the City and turn it non-taxable. The state is the real winner here...