Grove Street Project
BB&N Acquires Watertown Parcel That Will Become Recreational Complex
In January 2021, BB&N completed the purchase of a 6.1 acre parcel of land on Grove Street in Watertown. BB&N plans to build state-of-the-art playing fields, a field house featuring indoor athletic facilities and community social spaces, plus the addition of 80 parking spots for our community (see "Proposed Grove Street Property Site Plan" rendering above).
Concurrent with the land purchase, BB&N has also entered into a joint-use agreement with the Town of Watertown that would allow BB&N to use the two fields located at Filippello Park, a 14-acre, town-owned park adjacent to the Grove Street lot, after school each day. In return, Watertown residents will have access to the new fields on Grove Street when they are not being used by BB&N. The school believes strongly in the power of building partnerships with neighboring communities to find solutions that will benefit the health and well-being of children, whether or not they attend BB&N.
The resulting proposed 20-acre complex in Watertown is a linchpin of BB&N's strategic plan to build a better all-around experience for BB&N students. This acquisition sets in motion—both near-term and longer-term—the School's aspirations to build smart, sustainable spaces for teaching and learning, playing and performing, and building a more inclusive community.
Letters Related to the Project
- June 2021 Update Memo Outlining the Science of Turf Safety
- April 2021 Turf Field Safety
- January 2021 Purchase Finalized
- November 2020 Signed Purchase & Sale and Site Plan
- November 2019 Land Purchase Opportunity
January 2021 - Property Purchase Completed
April 1, 2021 - Submission to Town for Public Community Meeting
April 15, 2021 (6:30 - 8:00 PM) - Virtual Public Meeting w/ Watertown. Click here to view the community meeting presentation.
October 2021 - Mount Auburn Hospital Parking lease expires
June 9, 2021 - Watertown Planning Board approval
March 2022 - Projected Start Date of Construction