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<p>Northeastern University’s new master plan proposes $2 billion in construction over the next 10 years. Neighbors of the university are concerned about the impact of expansion and an increase in students living off campus. Above: The campus of Northeastern sits next to the Whittier Street Public Housing Development in Roxbury. </p>

Northeastern University’s new master plan proposes $2 billion in construction over the next 10 years. Neighbors of the university are concerned about the impact of expansion and an increase in students living off campus. Above: The campus of Northeastern sits next to the Whittier Street Public Housing Development in Roxbury.

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Northeastern expansion plans trigger widespread concerns

This week Northeastern University goes in front of the Boston Redevelopment Authority with its new 10-year master plan for expansion and development, along with a request for a permit to start work on a new science center. Community concern has risen quickly about the amount of student housing that will be part of this plan, the lack of communication with adjacent neighbors and response to worries voiced by those neighbors.