Grafton is reviewing proposals for the redevelopment of the former Grafton State Hospital at 8 Pine Street.
The Grafton MBTA commuter train station is one of the last options on the Worcester / Boston line to build a signature project reflecting the history of the Grafton State Hospital with the amenities of modern day living with access to jobs, shops, entertainment, and open space.
Located near the Grafton MBTA Commuter Rail Station, the Town is seeking to develop a transit-oriented village that aligns with the North Grafton Transit Village Master Plan. The Town adopted 40R zoning that requires a mixed-use development with a minimum of 20 units of multi-family housing per acre.
On December 18, 2019, the Town of Grafton published a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) for potential projects regarding the 8 Pine Street parcel. The RFP detailed a set of evaluation criteria and recommended project considerations to be included. On March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for responses was extended from the original date of March 18, 2020 to April 2, 2020.
On April 2, 2020, the Town of Grafton closed the deadline for response, having received four separate proposals. One proposal was deemed incomplete and subsequently rejected. The other three proposals had been reviewed by a number of Local Boards and Committees. Additionally, a review committee composed of municipal staff utilized the provided evaluation criteria to review the proposals and score their performance in regards to the RFP criteria.
For more information, please contact the Planning Department by email or phone at 508-839-5335, ext. 1120.