City Approves 10-year Campus Development Plan

Artist's rendering of Modern Theatre project


The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s recent approval of the University’s 10-year Institutional Master Plan paves the way for development of the 20 Somerset St. academic building and the Modern Theater residence hall project.

The Institutional Master Plan, or IMP, sets a planning framework for University expansion over the next 10 years, and BRA approval allows the University to begin work on several fronts.

Construction on the Modern Theater project is expected to begin in fall 2008, with the combined residence hall and theater projected to open in fall 2010.

The University also will be working on design and permitting for the New England School of Art & Design art studios and classrooms at 20 Somerset St., the site of the former MDC headquarters.

“Members of the University planning team worked closely with neighbors in developing the IMP and negotiated a mutually beneficial agreement with the Beacon Hill Civic Association,” said Vice President for External Affairs John Nucci.

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