Other Studies

This page provides links to various studies that deal with subjects other than the condition of the buildings and probable demolition costs.

The town commissioned a cultural feasibility study for up to three buildings at the State Hospital, with funding matched by the MA Cultural Facilities Fund. Read the market analysis and financing and operations proformas by ArtsMarket here and read the building analysis and cost estimates by DBVW Architects here.

Gil Rodgers and Jean Mineo presented a slide show that documented the results of investigating several local and regional cultural and performing arts centers, with the goal of determining whether a similar venue could be a financially sustainable anchor point and amenity to the future redevelopment of the MSH site.

A followup to that effort was the creation of a Cultural Visioning Committee, which presented this slide show to the Master Planning Committee on April 15, 2015.

The final report that resulted from the 2014 visioning forum that was led by Howard Stein Hudson can be downloaded here.

The town and DCAMM recently presented a revised remediation plan for the waste site called the C&D Area (Construction and Demolition) and the Power Plant area.  The plan was presented to the public in June, 2013 and approved by the Selectmen.  A slideshow that details the plan is presented here.

Jones Lang LaSalle completed a study in 2012 that describes the real estate market conditions in the Medfield area, and contemplates various uses for the hospital property and analyzes the potential suitability and demand that would be expected.

In 2004, Larry Koff & Associates completed a visioning study that contemplated various redevelopment options for the site.