Here is another story about the improving prospects of an urban area that has been in a long-time slump. Harvard has talked about getting businesses and life back into its properties on Western Ave and throughout North Allston and North Brighton, but there is little or nothing beyond just talk. "We have the potential to be really good stewards of property," said Kathy Spiegelman, chief planner for Harvard's Allston expansion, back in April. But I think in the last year or longer, Harvard has signed ZERO leases to bring ZERO new businesses into any of its many vacant properties.
New Interest in Bridgeport’s Neglected Neighborhoods - New York Times