Herald - Harvard losses may delay Allston expansion

This story in today's Herald is short and its hard to infer much from a four word quote from the BRA, but of course it’s “appropriate during these economic times” for Harvard to proceed cautiously. The question is will Harvard cautiously move forward and redevelop its Allston/Brighton property in way that benefits everyone, or will Harvard prefer to cautiously sit on its hands and let so much of its property sit empty as it has been doing for years?

Two examples:

This photo was taken 20 months ago when the Barry's Corner CITGO station was closed down in preparation for its sale to Harvard. Since then it has sat empty and idle in the middle of our neighborhood.





Two years ago Harvard bought the 450,000 square foot commercial property on Lincoln Street. What's happened there since then? Nothing.


5 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:35 PM

    outrageous. and very, very sad.

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  2. Anonymous7:35 PM

    outrageous. and very, very sad.

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  3. Anonymous7:08 AM

    What's sad is that we've created so many obstacles for universities (Harvard and others) to improve our neighborhoods, that we may not see any of the benefits of their development. To expect that we will get a multi-million dollar handout every time a college wants to put up a new building (on its own land) which will bring more students (who spend money in the community) and more jobs, is completely unrealistic. If you bite the hand that feeds you enough times, eventually you're not going to get fed.

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  4. Huh?

    The "review process" for the Harvard Science Complex was a cakewalk. What unreasonable obstacles would Harvard need to overcome to develop the Citgo or Lincoln St building?

    And how exactly is Harvard "the hand that feeds" Allston?

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  5. Last time I checked, I FEED MYSELF.
    I don't need the university to feed me nor does anyone else in this community.
    I don't look for anything from HARVARD UNIVERSITY, BC, OR BU, PLUS I DON'T SEE STUDENTS
    (SPENDING MONEY IN THIS COMMUNITY)
    "EVERYTHING HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN DUE TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY".

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