Pros: more housing for Bostonians
Cons: neighbors complain about buildings’ height, density
From Banker & Tradesman:
The Community Builders (TCB) of Boston filed plans on Wednesday with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for Charlesview. Under the proposal, the 213-unit Charlesview Apartments at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street would be razed and replaced on two nearby sites with 282 affordable units and 118 condominiums.
There would be a total of 10, 4-5 story buildings at one site; another four, ten story buildings would be built nearby.
This is part of a landswap which will give Harvard University more land in Allston’s Barry’s Corner neighborhood, as part of the school’s grand 50-year plan to build a new campus.
Source: Plans for 400-Unit Allston Development Filed – By Thomas Grillo, Banker & Tradesman