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Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin modelOn 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 units.

The Keefe Company served as Joslin's development consultant and liaison to neighborhood groups, city agencies, and other medical institutions in the area.

Neighborhood viewThe 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 existing building.

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.


Building site   Building plan

View of the proposed building site from Longwood Avenue. Joslin's existing building is at the right.


Drawing of Joslin Place by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates. Apartment building is at left, and Joslin Diabetes Center research and treatment building is at right.


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