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Dartmouth to hold meetings on college’s master plan



Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, May 02, 2019

HANOVER — Dartmouth College will hold two public meetings this month discussing the college’s plan for future infrastructure and construction developments. And another meeting, set for May 22, will discuss potential sites for the college’s proposed biomass heating plant in Hanover.

The first meeting on the master plan, which serves as a document outlining the college’s intended future development, will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall. Members of the planning team will be available to answer questions, and refreshments will be served.

Another update will take place at the Dartmouth town hall at noon on Tuesday, May 14, in Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The event is hosted by Executive Vice President Rick Mills and Vice President of Campus Services Steve Moore.

The master plan is slated to be finished in November. The meetings will provide updates on current construction projects such as the West End expansion and future projects such as a space for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society.

On May 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall, Dartmouth officials will take feedback on the location of the proposed biomass plant, which will replace the college’s oil-burning plant in downtown Hanover. The biomass heating plant is part of a $200 million initiative to cut carbon emissions and transition toward green energy. The initiative also includes a new hot water heating system to replace its existing steam distribution system.

Amanda Zhou can be reached at azhou@vnews.com.