community review
Phase Community Review

We intend to create a dynamic, mixed-use campus that contributes to the East Deering neighborhood without unduly encroaching on it or burdening City resources. The new campus will be a pedestrian-friendly landscape supported by multi-modal programs that provide incentives for alternative transportation options. 



  • January 2020: David & Barbara Roux give $100 million to create the Roux Institute at Northeastern University
  • October 2020: Harold Alfond Foundation donates $100 million for student financial aid and career support
  • August 2021: B&M Site announced for the permanent home of the Roux Institute at Northeastern University
  • September 2021: First students arrive at the Roux Institute at Northeastern in leased space in Portland
  • Fall 2021: Public input and permitting begin
  • Fall 2022: Nominated by IDEALS, the City Council designates the Bean Building as a historic landmark
  • November 2022: Planning Board recommends Institutional Overlay Zone change to the City Council
  • February 2023: City Council Approves the Institutional Overlay Zone

Anticipated Remaining Phase 1 Schedule

  • Winter 2023: Site clean-up begins
  • Spring 2023: Permitting for demolition
  • Summer – Fall 2023: Demolition of upland buildings (other than the Bean Building)
  • Summer – Winter 2023: Development of Phase 1 Site Plan with public input
  • First Quarter 2024: Planning Board Phase...