Brookline resident aims to revitalize Packard’s Corner in Allston
Allston Brighton TAB, Friday, July 1, 2016.
Harold Brown’s Hamilton Company has filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for a three-phase, $85 million mixed-use development encompassing more than 2 acres in Allston.
When integrated with its 24 existing holdings in the Packard’s Corner area of Allston, the new streetscape will transform the area into a “home destination” for renters currently priced out of Boston’s increasingly expensive housing market, according to a press release.
Brown, a resident of Brookline, wants Packard’s Corner, once home to a long-defunct automaker, to be renamed as “Packard’s Crossing,” predicting that families and individual renters will “cross-over” into Allston from other parts of Boston and beyond.