We are pleased to partner with 2 Life Communities, experts in providing affordable, service enriched, supportive housing for elders, to manage this project. 2 Life's vision is for all older adults to have the opportunity to age in community. Architecture, Landscape, Planning and Engineering Services are being provided by MASS Design Group. Below are the preliminary plans for the project.
We were pleased to be able to save the south medical building at the rear of the property for Element Care to provide medical services under its PACE program. The PACE program serves individuals who would qualify for nursing home care by providing medical and support services allowing people to age in place and in their own homes.
The Union Hospital Redevelopment will create 150 units of housing for older adults 62 years and better, with extensive amenity, program, and outdoor spaces to support 2Life Communities mission of supporting residents to age affordably and live well in a vibrant community setting.
The proposed development is broken into three interconnected 5-story houses that lower in height to 4-stories along the Dartmouth Street side of the site. The ground floor will feature the residential entry, program spaces for residents, a cafe, and 5,000 square feet for a public plaza off of Lynnfield Street. The existing South Building of the Union Hospital will be retrofitted into a health clinic dedicated to supporting the needs of the older adults living in the building and the broader Lynn community to be operated by Element Care, a PACE provider based in Lynn.
The center of the site will hold a private courtyard for residents and open to 40,000 sf of public green space and intergenerational play areas. Additionally, the proposed development seeks to preserve the existing trees and planting buffer that currently sit between the Union Hospital building and the property line of the abutters on Dartmouth Street. The majority of the required parking will be covered and located under the building with minimal surface parking along Lynnfield St. at the residential drop off and at the entry for the PACE center off of Woodlawn Ave. North.
The proposed layout also anticipates a possible phase 2 in the future that would add an additional house with 55 units of senior affordable housing to the site.