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Allston biotechnology hub proposed for along Western Avenue

Three-building complex would go up next to a big Harvard-backed project

Rendering via BPDA

A group of developers has proposed building a three-building, 607,900-square-foot biotechnology and life sciences hub along Western Avenue in Allston.

The project—which would also include 40 housing units, 21,100 square feet of ground-floor retail, and 1,900 square feet of civic space (probably a park)—would cover 4.3 acres now housing Stadium Auto Body, a diner, a sandwich shop, parking lots, and some houses.

The hub, which has been dubbed NEXUS at the Allston Innovation Corridor, would also go up next to Harvard’s big 36-acre satellite campus in Allston. That project by itself has been compared with the creation of a new neighborhood.

Might the addition of NEXUS nextdoor further that? Are we looking at yet another “next Kendall Square”? The NEXUS plans are under city review. Stay tuned.