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Allston Plan Imminent

January-February 2007

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.