The William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue in Boston has received significant upgrades as a result of a public-private partnership between Northeastern and the city of Boston.
Northeastern is on a delayed opening Wednesday after a massive snowstorm dumped well over a foot of snow on the Greater Boston region, as Facilities crews worked around the clock to keep the university’s Massachusetts campuses clear and safe.
Northeastern University and the city of Boston broke ground Tuesday morning on the new William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue, the result of a unique public-private partnership that involves developing a state-of-the-art athletic complex and expanded recreation opportunities for city residents and Northeastern students.
Northeastern held a topping-off ceremony for the Columbus Avenue student apartments on Wednesday, marking a significant moment in the construction of the 20-story, 825-bed residence hall. The building, which is slated to open in August 2019, is the result of a unique partnership between the university, the city of Boston, and the private sector.