March 30, 2020
To help quarantine homeless individuals who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, The Davis Companies and Suffolk University are providing the city of Boston with an additional 240 beds to increase social distancing in existing shelters.
The university will provide 172-bed capacity by repurposing a former dormitory, while another 70 beds will be available as space provided by The Davis Companies at the site of a former long-term acute care hospital in Brighton.
“This nearly 60,000-square-foot former hospital facility was sitting idle as we prepared to redevelop the site and represented an opportunity to help,” said Stephen Davis, managing director of development for The Davis Companies. “We are fortunate to live and work in a city where strong leadership enables quick action to protect this high-risk population during such an unprecedented time.”
Separately, the city recently built a 38-bed isolation and quarantine facility with support from Suffolk Construction.
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