Patriot Ledger | By Patrick Ronan
September 28, 2016
Peter O’Connell, a prominent Quincy developer, has plans to purchase the nursing home near the Adams National Historical Park to turn it into apartments for residents 55 and older.
Meanwhile, the city of Quincy recently spent $1.2 million to buy the land between the nursing home and the national park to preserve it as open space.
The William B. Rice Eventide Nursing Home, located at 215 Adams St., is currently in the process of moving to its new campus at Union Point in the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station. Marina Bay Management, led by O’Connell, entered into a purchase-and-sale agreement to buy the Quincy nursing home property last year, according to records filed at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds.
The Eventide property holds the nursing home itself – an 80-year-old, E-shaped brick building – and roughly 6 acres of land and wooded area. The property has a distinct entranceway, with brick pillars on both sides and a winding driveway leading up to the nursing home.
Quincy mayor says land near Adams park must be bought, protected
O’Connell, who couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday, is a member of the prominent family of developers whose portfolio includes Marina Bay, the Granite Links golf course and the World Trade Center in Boston. Peter O’Connell has built other senior housing apartments in Quincy, including the high-rise Granite Place Apartments at 125 Granite St. and the five-story structure at 99 Granite St.