The BPDA board is scheduled to vote Thursday on the first phase of Harvard's proposed Enterprise Research Campus off Western Avenue that would include setting aside 25% of the 345 planned residences as affordable - almost twice what the city requires - and contributing $25 million to a new fund for increasing the affordable housing stock in Allston/Brighton.
The Harvard proposal calls for 900,000 square feet of new buildings, including R&D labs, a hotel and a conference center in addition to the residences.
Mayor Wu, who announced the affordable-housing commitment, said the new residential units will be targeted at a range of income levels, from 30% to 100% of the Boston area median income. The new Allston-Brighton Affordable Housing Fund will be used to preserve and acquire affordable housing units and to help residents buy homes in the neighborhood. Harvard will donate land at 65 Seattle St. for construction of new condos.
The BPDA meeting on the Harvard proposal starts at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday.
Harvard Enterprise Research Campus filings.