Cash-strapped Hampshire College may develop some of its 800 acres for housing, commercial use

AMHERST — Financially strapped Hampshire College will one one day turn some of its 800-acre campus into housing or commercial space as one way of insuring its future.

“In due time and for its benefit, Hampshire will develop some of this acreage in mission-aligned ways,” college interim president Kenneth Rosenthal said Friday during a public meeting with state Higher Education Commissioner Carlos E. Santiago at Amherst Town Hall.

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