TAB story from last night's meeting

Neighbors push Harvard to lease vacant Allston properties - Allston/Brighton TAB

"Residents are pushing Harvard to find short-term tenants for its vacant properties in Allston as soon as possible and to implement cost-effective community benefits for the neighborhood. The demands came following Harvard’s announcement that economic realities would force it to slow down its development in Allston.

Neighbors packed into the Honan-Allston Library Monday night, Feb. 23 to voice concerns over the slowdown.

For nearly two hours, Chris Gordon, chief operating officer of the Allston Development Group, defended the university’s decision to slow down the construction of the First Science Complex because of the recent 30 percent decline in Harvard’s endowment."

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