The Harvard Enterprise Research Campus (ERC) is a proposed mixed-use district in the Allston neighborhood, owned by the Harvard Allston Land Company (HALC). The area spans from Western Ave to Cambridge Street, with a proposed greenway to connect from the Honan-Allston Branch Library up to the Western Avenue Bridge at the Charles River. This plan seeks to establish community vision and priorities for the area centered on equitable growth, transportation needs, resilience, and an accessible and active open space and public realm. The community engagement process will help shape the design and activation of the greenway and codify development regulations, community benefits, and urban design guidelines to inform future development within the study area.

The plan builds on a 2018 Harvard led visioning and community engagement process, which resulted in the ERC Framework Plan (“Framework Plan”), most recently updated in 2021. The Framework Plan, not adopted by the BPDA, remains a non-regulatory document that established district level planning context for the initial Phase A 14-acre development in the ERC. The planning principles, street network, greenway concepts, and open space network identified in the Framework Plan will be important considerations in the development of the Project. They will be advanced and refined with other existing studies and data through the community process to create a plan for public adoption.

Latest Updates

Harvard ERC & Greenway Plan - Advisory Group Meeting #2

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

The Advisory Group (AG) will play a critical role in advising on the planning process and reviewing the recommendations which emerge from the planning process. The Advisory Group is made up of residents, Harvard University representatives, leaders of neighborhood organizations, and content area experts. Content area experts of this Advisory Group specialize in topics such as open space, active transportation, public realm, and housing.

Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 161 911 1287
Toll-Free Call-in Number: 160 282 3355

Past Engagement

Harvard ERC District & Greenway Forum 1

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | 6:30 PM–8:30 PM

The first Public Forum for the Harvard ERC District and Greenway Plan was an opportunity for the public to learn more about the site and opportunities for improved connectivity, mobility, and open space, and contribute ideas and feedback to ensure a community-led planning process for this area.

Presentation - English | Presentation - Spanish | Presentation - Simplified Chinese | Presentation - Traditional Chinese | Recording

Harvard ERC District and Greenway Plan Advisory Group Meeting

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Presentation | Recording

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Share Your Thoughts

We want to hear from you! All questions, comments and ideas are welcome. Comments are received and reviewed by members of the Harvard ERC District and Greenway Plan team.

To submit a comment in a language besides English, please email [email protected].
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