Published: 3/16/2021 4:24:19 PM
NORTHAMPTON — A former nursing heart building on Bridge Road is ready to be auctioned off subsequent month.
The building at 737 Bridge Road has lengthy been empty. It was home to the Northampton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, which closed in 2011 amid monetary troubles.
The auction for the 6.2 acre property begins April 5 and ends April 7, and the beginning bid is $800,00, in accordance to Ten-X, a business actual property web site the place the auction is listed. The building was constructed in 1971 and has 84 rooms, in accordance to Ten-X.
The nursing home was open for almost 40 years and amassed debt with the state. When it closed, it was home to the one pediatric unit in western Massachusetts.
The building is now owned by Bais Pinchos of Lakewood, N.J., in accordance to the town assessor’s workplace.
Currently, the building’s zoning wouldn’t enable it to be was an residence building, mentioned Wayne Feiden, director of the town’s Planning and Sustainability, however his division has mentioned it could contemplate recommending that the property be rezoned so it might be used for flats.
“Reusing the building would be great from an environmental standpoint,” Feiden mentioned, “however I don’t know to what extent there’s been leaks and water and mildew harm.”
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