John Harvard's Journal
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 importancerelocating 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 Riverwas 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 Barrys 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.