VIDEO: New MassBay Campus To Be Built on Framingham State Property

FRAMINGHAM – As Source reported earlier this year, the new MassBay Community College campus will be built on land owned by Framingham State University off Franklin Street.

MassBay Community College President David Podell speaking at the Ties That Unite breakfast this morning, October 19 said the new Framingham MassBay campus will be built where Framingham State University’s parking lot is located at Mt Wayte and Franklin Street. (Source will have a report, video, and photos from the Ties That Unite breakfast next week.)

In July, MassBay Community College announced it has been awarded $25 million from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to invest in a new MassBay Health Science Center in Framingham. MassBay was awarded $15 in the most current bond bill, and $10 million in a previous bill.

MassBay Community College currently leases the Farley School building, owned by the City of Framingham, for our Health Sciences programs. The Farley school is located on Flagg Drive, across the street from McCarthy Elementary and next door to Fuller Middle School.

Source reported in July the new facility would be built on Franklin Street, although MassBay had not announced that information.

“It has been a long-standing priority of mine to establish a permanent MassBay campus in Framingham,” said Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland), Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, in July. “After advocating for it for several years, I am thrilled that money is being allocated through this bond authorization. This investment inMassBay’s allied health facility in Framingham is an important step in our continued work to bolster health and life sciences education in MetroWest, and in shoring up a vital institution of higher education in our region.”

“We are very grateful to Governor Baker and the Legislature for their generous investment and commitment to our College,” said Podell, in a press release, in July. “This funding will allow MassBay to not only strengthen our Health Sciences programs by investing in a permanent location in Framingham, but it will continue to allow us to meet workforce demands of the MetroWest region.”

MassBay offers Associate degree and certificate programs in Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, Central Processing Technology, Paramedicine, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Nursing, Phlebotomy, and Medical Coding.

No construction dates have been announced.

Podell said having the campus near, and on Framingham State property, will strengthen the relationship between the two higher education institution in the City of Framingham.

Framingham State plans to replace its current parking lot, with another parking lot.

Framingham State, which is owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is giving the land to MassBay, which is also under the Commonwealth’s higher education department.

The new MassBay Framingham campus has been years in the making.

In October 2012, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Wednesday announced $22 million in capital funds for Massachusetts Bay (MassBay) Community College. The hope then was fora campus in downtown Framingham.

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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