Harvard University Allston Campus


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Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Its campus straddles the Charles River, with facilities in both Boston and Cambridge. Within Boston, the 358-acre Allston Campus in the northwestern part of the city is within walking distance to Harvard Square and historic Harvard College. The Allston Campus is home to Harvard Business School, graduate student residences, and athletic facilities. At least 2,000 students are enrolled at the Business School, and many more of the 21,225-strong student body use the facilities here.

Harvard University filed its most recent Institutional Master Plan for the Allston Campus in 2013. The document includes plans for continued revitalization of Barry's Corner, a campus and community vision, a new network of green spaces, plans to improve the public realm and streetscapes, a strategy to promote environmental sustainability, pedestrian access improvements, improved transportation networks, and community benefits.

For more information from the BPDA, please contact Gerald Autler, Senior Project Manager/Planner, by email or by telephone at 617.918.4438.

For more information from Harvard University, please contact Annie Tomasini, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, by telephone at 617.495.4955 or email.

Harvard-Allston Task Force

Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Meeting of the Harvard Allston Task Force which is the long-standing advisory body for Harvard's institutional development, and will also serve as the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Enterprise Research Campus and 180 Western Ave developments. This is a meeting for members to get acquainted with each other and to discuss the Task Force's governance structure, policies, and procedures. There will be no presentation of development projects or plans.

BPDA Presentation | Meeting Recording

Task Force Meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Meeting of the combined Harvard-Allston Task Force and Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Harvard Enterprise Research Campus. This group will serve as the advisory body for Harvard's institutional development, the Enterprise Research Campus, and selected other Harvard-related developments in Allston.

BPDA Presentation | Harvard Presentation | Meeting Recording

2020 Harvard-Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund

Please note that the submission deadline is now November 20, 2020.

The purpose of the Harvard-Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund is to support projects that enhance the public realm and for which public sources of financing may be unavailable or inadequate. Projects may include improvements in public parks and open space, neighborhood beautification, streetscape improvements (including street furniture such as benches or bike racks), and public safety projects.

Projects should be of broad public benefit to the Allston-Brighton neighborhood, with particular emphasis on the North Allston/North Brighton area, i.e. the portion(s) of the neighborhood located north of I-90. Applicants will be expected to garner and demonstrate broad community support for their projects as part of the application and review process.


Sample Applications

2019 Application Artists for Humanity
2016 Application Boston Bikes
2019 Application Gardner Pilot Academy
2019 Application Pollinator Pathways

Virtual Public Information Session

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Information session open to all interested parties who want to learn more about the Harvard Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund, the projects it has supported in the past, eligibility criteria, and the process for applying for funding during the current round.

Presentation | Meeting Recording

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