Northeastern University


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Northeastern University's campus touches five neighborhoods of Boston: Fenway, Roxbury, Back Bay, the South End, and Mission Hill. Founded in 1898 as a the "Evening Institute for Younger Men" at the Huntington Avenue YMCA, Northeastern has grown steadily to a major research institution. NU now enrolls 20,768 students in 158 degree programs. Northeastern is known for its popular five-year cooperative program, which allows undergraduates to incorporate paid work experience into their degree programs. The Stony Brook Initiative at Northeastern works to leverage the school's many resources to engage and assist surrounding communities in Roxbury, Mission Hill, the Fenway, and the South End.

Northeastern filed its most recent Institutional Master Plan in 2013. The goals of this IMP include enhancing academic facilities, improved on campus housing options, attention to public spaces and campus edges, and sustained community benefits. The 2013 Northeastern IMP includes 11 future projects, including the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building.

For more information from the BPDA, please contact Edward Carmody, Institutional Planner & Project Manager, by email or by telephone at 617.918.4422.

For more information from Northeastern, please contact their Office of City and Community Affairs by email or by telephone at 617.373.7666.

Northeastern Task Force

Task Force Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meeting of the group appointed to advise the BPDA on Northeastern's campus planning and development. Discussion of proposed project at 840 Columbus Avenue and associated economic development programming.

BPDA Presentation | Northeastern Presentation | Meeting Recording

Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Meeting of the Northeastern Task Force to discuss the university's development, including the proposed student housing at 840 Columbus Avenue.

BPDA Presentation | Meeting Recording

840 Columbus Avenue

See the Institutional Master Plan Amendment (IMP Amendment) for 840 Columbus Avenue below, and visit the project timeline for more information.

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