Planning for a new Boston neighborhood at Beacon Yards

In his Boston Globe Opinion piece, “At Beacon Yards, here comes the neighborhood”, Dante Ramos writes about the future of Beacon Yards, a 60-acre former rail yard currently occupied by the 1-90 Allston interchange. Utile Principal and Northeastern University Associate Professor Tim Love’s graduate studio studied potential neighborhood redevelopment scenarios as a result of the planned MassDOT interchange restructure project. Ramos stresses the importance of planning for this unique opportunity to create a new Boston neighborhood, and suggests that independent input, such as the Northeastern studio proposals, can contribute to the transformation of Beacon Yards.

Joe Pucci, a student of the Northeastern graduate studio and former Utile co-op, proposed an Olympics Aquatics Center as part of the Beacon Yards plan.