Allston master plan submitted by Harvard marks end of grandiose plans

Allston master plan submitted by Harvard in 2012 marks end of grandiose plans | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2013
"Gone are the reconfigured bridges over the Charles River, the new undergraduate Houses, the 10 million square feet of building space, and the performing-arts pavilion at Barry’s Corner. In the vicinity of the latter, a parking lot is now contemplated for the construction vehicles used to build the mix of housing, retail, and athletic facilities that administrators are proposing for the land Harvard began quietly acquiring in 1988, 25 years ago."
"The net result, at least in the most public-facing locations of greatest interest to Allston residents, is a substantially more modest 10-year undertaking than contemplated even 18 months ago."
"The totality of projects planned for Allston in the next 10 years is perhaps more inward-looking than residents might have wished.


  1. Anonymous2:58 PM

    At this point how much tax revenue has Boston lost because of this "failed grandiose plan?" How much will it lose for the next 25 years? Not that that is of any concern to the BRA.

  2. Anonymous8:46 PM

    thanks for sharing.