Several years ago, Harvard had plans to build a musuem at the intersection of Western Ave and Memorial Drive. Neighborhood opposition stopped that project, and instead Harvard is building housing on that site. This website gives Harvard's overview of the project. In summary, Harvard is building a set of buildings containing 500 beds of rental housing for Harvard affiliates on 4.5 acres of land. The maximum building height is 55 feet.
As part of this project, Harvard is giving to the community 34,000 sq ft of land for a public park, $780,000 for park construction, 33 low and moderate-income home ownership units, and $50,000 to Riverside community organizations.