Pratt Field panorama
Green green grass of home (at least the color will stay the same)
One of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation continues its new construction renovations boom as Amherst College plans to overhaul venerable, stately Pratt Field, located on the gateway to downtown Amherst, although set off by a black wrought iron gate.
Rt 9 side of Pratt Field: guarded by same style gate that protects Dickinson family plot
The $12.5 million renovation, courtesy of a handful of Anon donors, will start this coming Fall and be completed by the Fall of next year. Perhaps the only surprise for a college steeped in tradition is the move to transform the plush playing field into artificial turf.
The track will shift slightly down to better align with ornate gates
New viewing stands will push back towards bike path. New press box (for dwindling supply of reporters)
No word if Woodside Ave will reopen at the entryway to Pratt Field, closed by the Amherst Select Board after the state renovated the historic bridgeMeanwhile, almost contiguous with Pratt Field located directly on busy Rt 9 the College will go before the Amherst Planning Board on May 2nd for a routine rubber stamp to their request for doubling the occupancy from a one family to a duplex for this home they recently purchased at 96 Northampton Road (Rt 9).
96 Northampton Road. Yet another yellow house expansion