Cazenovia College has released a statement on the acquisition of a new property in the village.
College President Mark J. Tierno sent a message to the campus community on Monday Sept. 27 confirming the purchase of the property. Tierno said the college submitted an offer after being notified directly by the seller's real estate agent of its availability.
"The purchase offer was subsequently accepted as it has been a frequently stated preference of the property owner to eventually sell the house to the College," he said.
While other community members have expressed concern over the property (see "
Cazenovia College expansion worries neighbors
"), Tierno believed the college was not overreaching with the purchase.
"Given that the 9 Nickerson property is surrounded by parcels which are already owned by the College, acquiring this property makes perfect sense," he said. "Following the closing, the College intends to rent the house to a tenant for use as a residence. In the longer term, it is likely that the property will be used for offices."
Tierno said the college's trustee executive committee approved the purchase.