Interim Uses for Harvard Property

Harvard owns a lot of property in Allston (everything in red in this map). For much of it, they have no institutional plans for at least the next 10 years. This is particularly true for their holdings west of North Harvard Street.

So what would you like to see happen on this land between now and then?
Please post your thoughts here or on the AllstonBrighton2006 forum. Members of the Harvard Allston Task Force are meeting with representatives from Harvard to discuss physical and cosmetic improvements to Harvard property, as well as businesses or other organizations that could use space in these buildings. There is also the possibility that some of these buildings have no useful future and will be demolished. In that case, there is an option to do something productive with the cleared land before Harvard builds on it.

Some photos showing the current condition of these properties and the surrounding area can be seen here

1 comment:

  1. Charlie D.1:08 PM

    Looking at the slideshow of photos, I was reminded how much of a mess Cambridge St is. Right now it's very pedestrian and bicyclist unfriendly (narrow sidewalks, fast moving traffic, few trees, etc). I'm not sure if and how Harvard would be involved, but Cambridge St could use some major work: repave the entire street, revamp center median with grass and trees, and widen sidewalks adding street trees. Eliminating one lane in each direction would allow wider sidewalks and the addition of a bike lane/shoulder.