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Bentley College Agrees To Purchase DeVincent Farm Property Adjacent To Campus In Waltham

November 22, 1998


WALTHAM, MASS.- Bentley College has reached an agreement with the DeVincent family to purchase the 33-acre DeVincent Farm property on Beaver Street in Waltham, adjacent to the Bentley campus. The transaction will be completed in early January 1999.

This purchase represents Bentley College's first significant expansion since the original purchase of Cedar Hill 36 years ago. Bentley expects to use the land to meet one of the college's biggest current needs- space for intramural and intercollegiate sports, as well as for informal recreation for its students.

"It is not often that a college has the opportunity to purchase land contiguous with its existing campus," said Bentley College President Joseph G. Morone. "The DeVincent Farm, located alongside our Dana Athletic Center and playing fields, will enable us to substantially improve recreational and athletic offerings desired by Bentley students. We also plan to make recreational facilities on the land as available as possible to Waltham residents and organizations.

"As always, we are committed to being a good neighbor to the residents of the area," said Dr. Morone. "We will landscape the newly acquired property and plant buffers, as we have along Forest and Beaver streets. Work on the property will begin in the spring. Early in 1999, Bentley will begin to develop a long-term campus facility plan that will include the DeVincent property. At the same time, we will continue to work closely with the City of Waltham as we explore the possibility of jointly acquiring the Army Corps of Engineers land on Forest Street."

To answer questions, a neighborhood meeting for area residents will be held at Bentley College on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Adamian Graduate Center, third floor Commons. City councilors and Bentley College President Joe Morone will be among those present to discuss plans for the site.

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