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  • Northeastern nears final step on path to build $225M science center

    Boston Business Journal - 12/04/2013

    Northeastern University said it is slated to meet with Boston’s zoning officials Dec. 18 as the last step in the city’s approval process for the university’s institutional master plan and a $225 million science and engineering building.

    The proposed Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is part of the university’s master plan approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority last month. The master plan, which Northeastern initially filed in December 2012, proposes a variety of new campus facilities, from academic and research buildings to student housing and parking.

    The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is slated to be built on a corner lot at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Columbus Avenue, now used for parking. In a previous master plan, Northeastern proposed a recreation facility on the same site, said Jim Chiavelli, the university’s director of solutions planning.