May 1, 2003, the Boston
Redevelopment Authority approved an expansion proposal by
the Joslin Diabetes Center,
a world-famous research and treatment facility in Boston's Longwood
Medical Area. The planned mixed-use structure combines research
and treatment space for Joslin with retail space and 150 new housing
The Keefe Company served as Joslin's development
consultant and liaison to neighborhood groups, city agencies,
and other medical institutions in the area.
expansion plan approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority
includes 500,000 square feet of research, clinical, and residential
space, at a cost of $220 million. The structure will adjoin Joslin's
The Joslin Clinic will gain almost 300,000
square feet of urgently needed research and clinic space. 15 of
the new housing units will be permanently affordable to families
with limited incomes, and the Joslin will subsidize the construction
of 15 additional affordable units elsewhere in the neighborhood.
The building will also include ground-floor
retail space at the busy corner of Brookline
and Longwood Avenues, and will provide parking for 350 cars.
of the proposed building site from Longwood Avenue. Joslin's
existing building is at the right.
of Joslin Place by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates. Apartment
building is at left, and Joslin Diabetes Center research
and treatment building is at right.