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Status of Some of the Closed State Mental Institutions in Massachusetts

Boston State Hospital

  • 62 acres are being used as a wildlife sanctuary by the Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • 18 acres have been sold to a developer who will build housing
  • 15 acres are being used by a state biologics lab
  • The remaining 60 acres are still being "master planned" before being disposed of
  • The property manager is Elizabeth Bent at DCAM 617-727-4050 x416

Foxboro State Hospital

  • A re-use committee is still working to formulate a viable economic plan for the disposition of the property and it will be another 8-9 months before it goes up for sale.
  • Property manager is Mary Beth Clancy at DCAM 617-727-4050

Grafton State Hospital

  • Much of the property has already been disposed of to Tufts Veterinary School, the Action Core, and a Worcester Investment Corporation
  • There will not be an RFP for the balance of the property before next year

Metropolitan State Hospital

  • The property has not been advertised yet
  • There will be a meeting of a Task Force, soon, to approve a final subdivision plan
  • An RFP won't be issued before January 2002

Northampton State Hospital

  • This property has been transferred to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for marketing.
  • Property manager at MDFA is David Webster


*DCAM = Department of Capital Asset Management under Commissioner David Perini and Deputy Commissioner for Real Estate H. Peter Norstrand



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