Earlier this month, we asked readers what they think the city should do with the Health Department building at 1294 Centre Street, as the department was planning to vacate the building and move to a new location.
But where is the new office located?
The city's Health & Human Services Department is now located in the Veterans Wing on the main (first) floor of Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave.
To get to the Veterans Wing, go through the front door of City Hall and walk straight back, down the middle corridor. The Health Department will be located on the left.
The Health Department phone number (617-796-1420) will remain the same.
As for the old Health Department building, a Joint Advisory Planning Group (JAPG) has done a study on the potential uses for the site. With some adjustments to the building, the JAPG suggested the space could be converted into a restaurant or indoor farmers' market.
During Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, Ward 2 Alderman-at-Large Susan Albright noted that the Real Property and Reuse Committee will hold a public hearing next week on the JAPG report for the Health Department building. Members of the public are invited to attend and give feedback on the report and potential uses.
The hearing will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:45 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chamber at City Hall.