|Community members will have a chance to weigh in on the future of the Union Hospital site in Lynn as part of a new study in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), North Shore Medical Center, and Lynn City Hall.
In October of 2019, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), a member of Partners HealthCare, will consolidate hospital-based medical, surgical and behavioral health services to the NSMC Salem Hospital Campus. On the current Union Hospital campus, NSMC will build a 37,000 square-foot, $23 million dollar medical village facility that will include urgent care, lab and radiology services, outpatient psychiatry and a primary care and specialty care practice. The medical village will occupy about 1/4 of the 20-acre Union Hospital campus. Partners HealthCare plans to sell the remainder of the property and its future use remains unknown.
Lynn city leaders are conducting a study, facilitated by MAPC, to better understand the community’s preferences for developing the remainder of the property and to recommend changes to the zoning on the property. MAPC is the regional planning agency that supports Lynn and the 100 other cities and towns across Greater Boston. Discussions with the community, and analysis of the site, will yield suggested opportunities for reuse of the property. These opportunities will then be structured into zoning recommendations that could set the stage for reinvestment in the property by future owners with new uses.
This community meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Please attend to learn more about the future of the Union Hospital property and to provide your input.