Friday, March 28, 2008

Harvard's Allston-Brighton expansion plans

Harvard owns land in North Brighton and North Allston (just across the Charles River from Cambridge) that it plans to use for an expansion of the university.

Although I'm not aware of a CBA per se, Harvard is expected to enter into a cooperation agreement with the Boston Redevelopment Authority containing a $24 million benefits program for the Allston community that will include:
  • $11.5 million for parks and neighborhood improvements;
  • $4.7 million for educational initiatives open to local residents;
  • $3.9 million for employment and workforce development; and
  • $3.8 million for the city's housing trust fund.
For technical information about the development, see the Allston Brighton Community Planning Initiative.

For news about the expansion and its community benefits, see this Wicked Local article and this one from the Daily Free Press.

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