Suffolk agrees to a "non-expansion zone" on Beacon Hill.
As Harry Mattison (over in Collegelandia, i.e., Allston/Brighton) notes, one interesting part of the deal is that it was between the school and a residents group, rather than the school and the BRA.
Suffolk should take the West End.
The agreement still has to be approved by the Beacon Hill Civic Association Board of Directors, which meets Monday.
This is important as there are a lot of varying viewpoints on Beacon Hill about Suffolk.
I am going to be posting later on tonight on my blog more about this... Stay tuned.
Beacon Hill Civic Association Board Member
I have written a blog entry on my blog about the current situation involving Suffolk and the Beacon Hill Civic Association. You can find it here:
The first part is a factual review of the current situation, as objectively as I can put it. The second part is my opinion.
Interesting map (although technically, Harvard only leases the land for the Arboretum - for 999 years).
The Arboretum definitely doesn't belong on that map - it's a public park. Hellenic College keeps the land along the southwest side of Jamaica Pond from being developed - which many people in the city would tell you is a public good. UMASS and RCC are publicly owned, and so are of course not taxed. The guy over-reaches in what he says.
As a Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) Board member, I wrote a review of the current situation between Suffolk and the BHCA. You can find it here.
The first part is a review of the current situation, as objectively as I can put it. The second part is my opinion...