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Brookline resident aims to revitalize Packard’s Corner in Allston

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July 5, 2016
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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.

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