Westmont Magazine Purchasing the Final Piece
Westmont has purchased the 3.4-acre Stackpoole property next to the southern entrance to campus, the proposed site of a final, much-needed residence hall.
For two years the college has leased the land from the former owner, Michael Stackpoole. The property occupies the space between Cold Spring Road and Van Kampen Hall.
“This is a goal we’ve been hoping to accomplish for many years,” President David Winter said. “It’s been a long, complicated and difficult process, and I’m so grateful it has turned out this way.
“The property seems to be the logical place for a residence hall, which we need to build as soon as we can afford it. It’s very good news.”
President Winter praised the efforts of Ron Cronk, vice president for administration and finance, and Trustees David Eldred, Gary Harris, and, in particular, David Spainhour. Spainhour was the principal negotiator on the purchase agreement, Winter said.
The Stackpoole property will be incorporated into the college’s revised master plan application, which the county is reviewing.
The plan calls for the campus road to move south near the Art Center, which would place all the residence halls inside the periphery road.