Children’s Hospital Brookline Place

Children’s Hospital Boston
Brookline Village, Massachusetts

Brookline Village offers the charm of a small village with the close proximity to Boston and busy Route 9. Children’s Hospital embarked on redevelopment of one and two Brookline Place and parking facilities to take advantage of both of these characteristics.   The developments will enable Boston Children’s Hospital to provide ambulatory-clinic care in a more convenient neighborhood setting that is less congested and less than a mile from Longwood for local patients and families.

HSH has been involved in a number of aspects of this redevelopment project. HSH provided a transportation impact study in support of the changes to this existing mixed-office and retail development as well as construction services.  HSH’s Construction Management Plan involved:

  • Construction staging for the building addition, garage reconstruction, and new building construction;
  • Temporary parking lot design;
  • Road closures and detours throughout different phases of construction;
  • Pedestrian detours around the work zone and into the existing hospital;
  • Maintaining emergency access; and
  • Hubway, cab stand and MBTA bus stop relocation.

There are many construction constraints to keep access to the buildings available while managing a tight schedule.  These constraints include providing sufficient parking and public access for the doctors and their patients to the active medical building. In addition, there was a need to provide a sufficient laydown area for construction staging and truck access as well as minimize impacts to the Brookline Village MBTA Green Line stop.  The project will add approximately 229,500 sf of medical office, general office, and some retail space on the ground floor replacing the existing 34,000 sf of small retail, medical office, and restaurant uses.  The existing garage is proposed be demolished and a new garage constructed to provide a single parking structure for both the existing land uses and proposed project.