BRA backs Suffolk dorm near Downtown Crossing

BRA backs Suffolk dorm near Downtown Crossing - The Boston Globe

More on the story of the Suffolk dorm planned for Beacon Hill that the City stopped last December. The new site at 10 West St. will house about 270 students -- not 550, like the plan Suffolk had pushed for a Somerset Street site on Beacon Hill.

This quote brings to mind Harvard's plans for Barry's Corner. The North Allston Strategic Framework makes a clear case for Harvard and community housing in and near Barry's Corner.

"It's a great spot," said BRA spokeswoman Jessica Shumaker, "especially because it's going to help with the Downtown Crossing improvement initiative. With the influx of students, hopefully new retailers will want to locate there, and existing ones will want to extend their hours, all adding to a livelier district."

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