MMHC 20 Vining Street
This project is one part of a larger redevelopment effort known as the Massachusetts Health Center Redevelopment. Located along the boundary between Boston’s Longwood Medical Area and the Mission Hill residential neighborhood, it was designed to be sensitive to the character and scale of the two distinct areas. The building is 22,149 gross square feet, occupied by the Department of Mental Health. There are three distinct services provided within at the facility which include:
- The partial hospital and outpatient treatment space located on the first floor which provides outpatient treatment to clients during the day.
- A five bed crisis stabilization unit on the second floor for Clients that may be treated from a few nights to a few weeks.
- A forty-two bed transitional shelter program for homeless, mentally ill men and women located on the third floor which opens to clients in the evening and provides dinner, medications as needed, sleeping and bathing facilities.
The project achieved a SILVER Level of certification under the USGBC LEED Green Building Rating System.