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McLean Hospital 16 & 22 Bypass Road

McLean Hospital

(edited on September 1, 2016)

McLean Hospital a mental health treatment & education facility affiliated with Harvard Medical School is interested in operating an educational therapeutic residence located AT 16-22 Bypass Road. The hospital currently operates another residential program at 5 Old Cambridge Turnpike in Lincoln. This would serve a maximum of 12 clients ages 15-21 for a duration of 60-120 days that would live in a home environment and participate in a structured, closely supervised educational therapeutic program. The residence would operate under 24 hours 7 days a week. Staff would work in 8 hours shifts with 2 overnight staff.  McLean closed on May 31, 2016. The Planning Board held a meeting on May 24, 2016 where they determined that the changes requested required a public hearing. The Planning Board held a Public Hearing  for Site Plan Review on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7:00pm at 16 Lincoln Road 1st floor meeting room and was continued to July 26, 2016 and closed on July 26, 2016. The Board will vote to approve on September 13, 2016. Mclean gave the Planning Board an extension to September 16, 2016 (extension for vote).

Mclean was continued to Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:30pm. Please  "click me" to view documents submitted for this hearing on 07/26/17.

To view documents, plans and other material please click here

To View documents for the ZBA appeal hearing see the time line below.

McLean Time line Process



McLean representatives contacted town administrator


Town Administrator suggested McLean contact Planning Director


Planning Director spoke with representatives from McLean to coordinate a meeting with Building Inspector & Planning Staff


Planning Director, Planning Board Administrator, and Building Inspector met with MCLEAN to get a better understanding of their project. Asked McLean to put it in writing so Town Counsel could review proposal.


Mclean submits a letter dated 04/22/16 to Town


Town Counsel Supplies Town with Legal Opinion


Internal Staff Meeting to discuss review process


6-7 pm Neighborhood Meeting - McLean Hospital


7:45 pm Planning Board Meeting - Determination of Major Change. PB scheduled a public hearing for June 28, 2016


McLean Closed on properties.


Planning Board site visit


7:00pm Planning Board Site Plan Review Hearing.  Continued to Tuesday, July 28, 2016 at 7:30pm. Hearing Closed on July 26, 2016. Planning Board will vote on September 13, 2016. (time to be determined)

 09/29/16 Appeal of Building Inspector's determination - ZBA Hearing will be held on September 29th at 7:30pm.  Please click here to view appeal application to the ZBA and here to view the Hearing Notice and here to view all ZBA documents


McLean Hospital 22 Bypass Road Department Sign Off Required. Click here to view


Sign Offs Required

Board of Health

Title 5 Permit - reviewed by health agent


Building Permit & Certificate of Occupancy


Building Permit & Certificate of Occupancy

Zoning Enforcement Officer

Letter Use Permitted under MGL Chapter 40A Section 3

Conservation Commission

Conservation determination that wetlands filing is not warranted


Site Plan Review


No formal signoff - will look at safety & security. Police require Safety & Security Plan of external & internal accountability


Open up account (will look at water use if sprinkler system is needed)


Town Counsel's review


Determine if congregate living qualifies on State's subsidized housing inventory - It does not count.

Board of Selectmen

PILOT Agreement (Payment in Lieu of Taxes)