[Update Oct. 15 2:52PM: The Continuum topping-off scheduled for Oct. 16 has been postponed indefinitely due to bad weather.]
The redevelopment of Barry's Corner in Allston has been coming for eons as has the larger Harvard expansion into the area that it's a part of. Now a big slice of that redevelopment is holding its formal topping-off on Thursday morning as developers Samuels & Associates and Weiner Ventures, along with Harvard, fit the final steel beam in place for Continuum.
The project at 199 North Harvard Street will include 325 apartments throughout more than 300,000 square feet; 35,000-plus square feet of retail; and at least 250 parking spaces. A release from Samuels & Associates, which has had a big hand in remaking much of nearby Fenway, explains the conceit behind Continuum thus: "[It] will advance the community's vision of a vibrant neighborhood gathering place in the heart of Allston's rock city, with more walkable streets, services and amenities for everyone to enjoy." All part of a grand plan to make Barry's Corner the new Davis Square.
· Website: Continuum [Samuels & Associates]
· Boston Says Yes to Harvard's Allston Expansion [Curbed Boston]
· Barry's Corner Is the New Davis Square [Curbed Boston]
· Day of Reckoning at Hand for Barry's Corner Redevelopment [Curbed Boston]
· Another Big Number for Fenway: 550 Apts. at Landmark Center [Curbed Boston]