The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Harvard Unveils 50-Year Plan For Allston
Harvard Crimson story excerpts:
“It’s definitely different from the norm,” said Gerald Autler, the project manager for the Boston Redevelopment Authority .
Harvard’s chief planner for Allston, Kathy Spiegelman, said the plans would create a “professional school corridor” by relocating the School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Education nearer the existing Business School site.
Harvard’s relationship with residents of Allston, and Charlesview in particular, remains fraught. Occupants protested the building’s board of directors’ decision to cooperate in a land swap with Harvard last November.
But Spiegelman said Harvard believes “there is no reason we can’t improve the quality of life of people who also share the Allston community.”
“[Allston] could be a much more vibrant area,” Christopher M. Gordon, the head of Harvard’s Allston Development Group said, “not just for Harvard by for the community and region.”