Menino - "institutional expansion needs to be done in a way that is in harmony with our great neighborhoods"

After 18 months of discussion, the Beacon Hill Civic Association agrees with Suffolk University on a plan to allow a limited number of Suffolk building projects. Suffolk agrees to establish a non-expansion zone for the entire Beacon Hill neighborhood and cap its undergraduate enrollment at 5,000 for the next 10 years.

Two observations:
1) The negotiation was between the university and a local neighborhood group, not the BRA's task force
2) Sometimes it takes some time to agree on these things. Eighteen months is certainly much longer than any time period required by the City's zoning in Article 80.

Beacon Hill, Suffolk reach expansion deal - The Boston Globe

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