Allston Plan Imminent

Harvard is expected to file with the City of Boston, early in January, an institutional master plan that maps out development of the Allston campus. A preliminary agreement of critical importance—relocating the Charlesview Apartments (a low-income housing project at the intersection of Western Avenue and North Harvard Street) to a 6.5-acre parcel near the Charles River—was announced in November. If approved, the transfer would give Harvard the entire block between Western Avenue, North Harvard Street, and the Charles River: thus enabling development of Allston to proceed around a focal point at Barry’s Corner (the local name of the intersection), much as it has in Harvard Square. Sites for undergraduate housing, science buildings, relocated athletic fields, culture and performing-arts venues, and professional-school expansion are expected to be identified in the master plan. Visit this website in early January for updates.

You might also like

Kevin Young Named 2024 Harvard Arts Medalist

Museum director and poet to be honored April 24

How Air Pollution Affects Our Brains

An expert Harvard panel discusses the links between air pollution and dementia, learning, mental health, and mood.

Steven Pinker on Apple’s Vision Pro

Professor of psychology on the science and history behind the Vision Pro.

Most popular

Harvard Square, Redux

What’s new—and unchanged—in the historic heart of Cambridge

How Myth and Memoir Intertwine

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta ’01 finds truth in the border between fact and fiction.

From Punk to the Silver Screen

The ingenious, intuitive film scores of Carter Burwell ’77

More to explore

Photograph of Winthrop Bell 1910

Winthrop Bell

Brief life of a philosopher and spy: 1884-1965

Illustration of people talking to each other with colorful thought bubbles above their heads

Talking about Talking

Fostering healthy disagreement

Vacationing with a Purpose

New England “summer camps” for adults