Jonah S. Lefkoe
The Harvard Life Lab, a new biotech research and enterprise facility in Allston, has selected 11 young companies to take up residence in advance of its November opening.
Backed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the BRA is seeking a facelift after reforming its management structure, neighborhood planning, and community outreach.
As Harvard continues its rapid growth in Allston, the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking University funding to revamp North Allston’s Smith Field playground.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority gave a public presentation Wednesday night to discuss plans for Harvard-owned land in Allston, soon to be a site of tumultuous activity as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation straightens the portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike running through the land parcel.
Pending approval by the City of Boston, the proposed Life Lab will feature 36 lab benches, fume hoods, tissue culture and microscopy facilities, a private faculty-in-residence lab suite, conference rooms, and co-working spaces to support team planning.
As Harvard marches forward with Allston construction, some local residents say getting to Harvard-Allston Task Force meetings to make their voices heard is too much of a hike.