The Crimson reports on a recent meeting of a Harvard/Allston community task force. It did not go well.
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Nobody wants things like maintenance facilities and what-not in their neighborhood; WHERE are they supposed to be located? They may not be as nice as a Starbucks, but they're a necessary part of modern life.
I sympathize with local residents, but Allston in many ways is very lucky to have an institution like Harvard as a neighbor, neighborhood investor and even benefactor and employer. There are MANY places around the state, and the country, who would kill to be in Allston's position.
Harvard plans to move mail services, the University IT Department, a Harvard police training site, landscape services, and storage space from 219 Western Avenue to Travis Street. Travis Street has light industrial buildings, though it connects to residential streets.
Depending what exactly would happen at the new building, maybe it would have been better to put the vehicle entrance directly on Western Avenue. It's not like there's a lack of Harvard-owned frontage on Western -- that fancy wooden fence goes on forever.
Thank you, President Faust.
Harvard owns lots of vacant industrial property that would be a much better home to these uses.
Harvard is just moving it. And that's a problem??
It could be, depending on the details.
I don't care about early-morning truck backup beepers in my zip code, unless I can hear them from my bedroom.
Harvard should require any truck using this loading dock to turn off the beepers between 9 pm and 9 am.
And use silent engines, and not roll any dumpsters around.