Harvard submitted their Institutional Master Plan Notification Form to the city of Boston Thursday, formally kicking off a yearlong process of public engagement over its 10-year plan for the University’s quickly-growing Allston campus.
Harvard owns nearly 40 commercial properties scattered across Lower Allston and Brighton, nearly a quarter of which lie empty. As the University slowly moves to fill those properties with new housing and retail, residents and the businesses they used to sustain are left looking into empty windows.
As local and state officials await federal funds for the I-90 Multimodal Project, a long-running conversation is growing about just how the project should transform the neighborhood.
The city of Boston is undergoing a planning process for Beacon Park Yard – a large tract of Harvard-owned land in Allston — which is set to be the site of a large highway and transit project.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency last Thursday approved the final version of the Allston-Brighton Needs Assessment, an analysis of the Allston-Brighton area for use by residents, developers, and service organizations.
Harvard began the yearlong process of filing a new Institutional Master Plan for its Allston holdings last Tuesday, sketching out major renovation and construction plans for the next decade.
Local artists, craftspeople, and creators gathered to exhibit and sell their work at the Artisans Asylum in Allston this past Saturday. The event, the Winter Makers Market, welcomed residents to purchase works from the artists and ask them about their work.
With Harvard Allston Campus Construction Underway, Residents Complain of Traffic, Lack of Communication
With construction on the first phase of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus entering its sixth month, Allston residents voiced criticisms of the development and the impact it will have on the neighborhood.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency unanimously approved development plans Thursday for relocating Harvard’s American Repertory Theater from its Brattle Street location into Allston, alongside construction of new affiliate housing.
The United States Postal Service plans to re-establish the Allston post office on Harvard Avenue after it closed four years ago. In 2019, USPS shut down the Allston post office, citing structural damages at the site. Now, Boston-based developer Eden Properties is working with the USPS to re-establish the Allston post office.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency hosted a Halloween celebration on Saturday to provide information and seek feedback from residents on the construction of Harvard’s campus expansion in the neighborhood.
As the Massachusetts shelter system strains to accommodate record numbers of arriving families, Allston expanded services in June with the opening of a new family welcome center — though the neighborhood continues to struggle to meet the needs of all.
Each summer since 2016, Somerville-based brewery Aeronaut brings life to an otherwise austere block with yard games, lights, music, and libations as part of its seasonal beer garden pop-up at Harvard’s Zone 3.
Harvard Increases Funding Pledge for Allston I-90 Multimodal Project to $90M as Part of State’s New Financing Plan
Harvard has added $32 million to its pledged cash contribution for the Allston I-90 Multimodal Project — the infrastructure plan poised to transform Allston over at least the coming decade — as part of a new, detailed plan for financing the project unveiled last week.
Construction for the first phase of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus in Allston is set to begin this week, after developer Tishman Speyer announced that it secured financing for the project last Friday.