A-B fights Harvard art warehouse

A-B fights Harvard art museum - Allston/Brighton TAB

Is Harvard University’s proposal to build an art center at 224 Western Ave. a good idea or not? Is Barry’s Corner the right location? It is truly publicly accessible? Does it bring enough community benefits to the neighborhood?

Town-gown battle-lines are become abundantly clear in the run-up to the BRA’s March 2 public comment deadline, with residents by and large saying “no” to these and other questions, as Harvard is saying “yes.”

As evidenced in hundreds of letters to the BRA and messages on community Internet boards, it is clear that residents are fairly united in their opposition to the museum project, on which the university is tentatively scheduled to break ground later this year.

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