Boston Redevelopment Authority Approves Northeastern University Master Plan

Northeastern University has received approval for the NBBJ-designed master plan that outlines the next 15 years of growth on the university’s 73-acre Back Bay campus. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) gave Northeastern the go-ahead for several projects, including an Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (IESB) and an expansion of the city-owned Carter Playground, as well as outreach and partnerships with local organizations and businesses.

The Boston Globe has been following the proceedings and recently reported on the plan, including the university’s community outreach. “This is going to open up the face of Northeastern towards our neighbors in Roxbury,” John Tobin, Northeastern’s vice president of city and community affairs, told the Globe.

Northeastern Univeristy President Joseph E. Aoun also highlighted the plan in his annual State of the University address. “We will move from being a leader in expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion to the undis­puted leader in global expe­ri­en­tial learning at the under­grad­uate, grad­uate, and PhD levels,” he said.