Northeastern University - Institutional Master Plan

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Magnificent!

Northeastern's building developments and architecture is miles above the very cheap crap (hello Science/Engineering value engineered dump) Harvard has started off with in Allston.

Your pics above show how they are turning Columbus Ave (of all places!) into a world class thoroughfare.
 
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Magnificent!

Northeastern's building developments and architecture is miles above the very cheap crap (hello Science/Engineering value engineered dump) Harvard has started off with in Allston.

Your pics above show how they are turning Columbus Ave (of all places!) into a world class thoroughfare.
Now if the city would get off its a** and approve the 840 Columbus residence hall!
 

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The snell library renovation was approved recently. On slide 13 there's a timeline of project milestones NU wants to achieve. Looks like Matthews's addition is next on the list. I'm glad to see 840 Columbus is still on their minds. That project is so slow moving it's painful. And it looks like they're starting the master plan renewal process which should be exciting to see. This current master plan is 10 years old, so I'm curious to see how Northeastern envisions its campus in the next 10 years.



Also, not really IMP-related, but NU just won a court battle to expand their marine science campus in Nahant, which has been an ongoing legal battle for years now. NU has some exciting projects in the pipeline!
 

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The snell library renovation was approved recently. On slide 13 there's a timeline of project milestones NU wants to achieve. Looks like Matthews's addition is next on the list. I'm glad to see 840 Columbus is still on their minds. That project is so slow moving it's painful. And it looks like they're starting the master plan renewal process which should be exciting to see. This current master plan is 10 years old, so I'm curious to see how Northeastern envisions its campus in the next 10 years.



Also, not really IMP-related, but NU just won a court battle to expand their marine science campus in Nahant, which has been an ongoing legal battle for years now. NU has some exciting projects in the pipeline!
Part of me was wondering if the Matthews addition meant a sign of Cabot demolition in the next IMP, but that doesn’t really track because Cabot is currently undergoing renovations. I don’t see why they would renovate it just to tear it down eventually.

The same goes for Forsyth. They’re redoing some rooms in there right now and recently completed a redo of the engineering labs in the basement. Makes you wonder what elements from the 2013 will carry over.
 
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Yeah, I was wondering that same thing. If the Cabot demolition is still on track, I imagine that it won't happen for a few years from now. so maybe the current renovations are just "Bandaids" until the full demolition can take place. I guess time will tell!
 

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Also, not really IMP-related, but NU just won a court battle to expand their marine science campus in Nahant, which has been an ongoing legal battle for years now. NU has some exciting projects in the pipeline!
Nahant had some old town records presented in court that certainly hurt their case. It seems that back in 1966 when Northeastern purchased the site from the feds that it was on record that the town feared that people from Boston, Somerville and Chelsea would now feel free to use the town's beaches and open spaces. Can't have any poor people wandering through town!
Nahant's antipathy to people from the other side of the causeway bites it in ruling dismissing its suit against expansion of a Northeastern marine center there | Universal Hub
 

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Part of me was wondering if the Matthews addition meant a sign of Cabot demolition in the next IMP, but that doesn’t really track because Cabot is currently undergoing renovations. I don’t see why they would renovate it just to tear it down eventually.

The same goes for Forsyth. They’re redoing some rooms in there right now and recently completed a redo of the engineering labs in the basement. Makes you wonder what elements from the 2013 will carry over.
The Matthews addition was first proposed way back in 2009, long before the current IMP.
 

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Nahant had some old town records presented in court that certainly hurt their case. It seems that back in 1966 when Northeastern purchased the site from the feds that it was on record that the town feared that people from Boston, Somerville and Chelsea would now feel free to use the town's beaches and open spaces. Can't have any poor people wandering through town!
Nahant's antipathy to people from the other side of the causeway bites it in ruling dismissing its suit against expansion of a Northeastern marine center there | Universal Hub
The NU magazine article is clearly biased--as it should be, being an institutional publication! (and it really reads more like an attempt at an olive branch/reconciliation, than gloating--though I imagine the town feels it's way too late for that, being so deep into litigation)--but it also includes one of the most spectacular "bury-the-lede" instances I think I've ever seen:

"A separate suit in Superior Court in which Northeastern is contesting the validity of the land taking and its valuation is also pending before Judge Karp."

So, if this judge rules in favor of the municipality's attempted taking--doesn't that render this other victory by NU a completely irrelevant sideshow? Then Nahant would just simply proceed with its eminent domain, cut NU a check, and, no redeveloped marine science center--right? Any legal experts, please do weigh in....
 

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The NU magazine article is clearly biased--as it should be, being an institutional publication! (and it really reads more like an attempt at an olive branch/reconciliation, than gloating--though I imagine the town feels it's way too late for that, being so deep into litigation)--but it also includes one of the most spectacular "bury-the-lede" instances I think I've ever seen:

"A separate suit in Superior Court in which Northeastern is contesting the validity of the land taking and its valuation is also pending before Judge Karp."

So, if this judge rules in favor of the municipality's attempted taking--doesn't that render this other victory by NU a completely irrelevant sideshow? Then Nahant would just simply proceed with its eminent domain, cut NU a check, and, no redeveloped marine science center--right? Any legal experts, please do weigh in....
The town is only taking a portion of the campus. I believe that the land that the town wants to take is not the site of the planned new Northeastern building. Northeastern shares updated proposals to expand Marine Science Center at selectmen’s meeting in Nahant - News @ Northeastern - News @ Northeastern

Or the judge could rule that the eminent domain taking can go ahead but set the price at say $20 million which the town cannot afford.
 

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