Smith College to tear down for new student housingAP , Associated Press
Jul. 28, 2013 10:40 AM ET
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Smith College is looking for permission to demolish three buildings at its Northampton campus and build new student housing.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/12ViW24 ) that the college must win permission from the city Northampton to demolish the Mason Infirmary, Sunnyside Child Care center and a vacant home.
Spokeswoman Kristen Cole said the college has filed for demolition permits for those buildings and a rental house.
The Historical Commission has scheduled a public hearing to determine if the old day care facility, built in 1886, and the vacant home built in 1887, should be preserved.
Smith already tore down a building and converted the site to green space in a long-term expansion plan.
About a year ago, the college tore down two other buildings following a one-year demolition delay by the Historical Commission.
Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com