Nearly three months after voters approved the Hastings City Council’s decision to vacate one block of 9th Street to Hastings College, the College is closing the block to through traffic.
On August 3, 2015, Hastings College will place large planters and barriers at the corners of 9th Street and Ash Avenue and 9th Street and Elm Avenue. The closure marks the College’s first step toward the creation of Steinhart Plaza and other campus projects including building a new residence hall and enlarging the student union.
“Once again, the College is grateful the voters of Hastings offered their support for this project which will unite our campus and allow for key expansions to our facilities,” said Don Jackson ’70, President of Hastings College. “These developments will help us as we seek to attract more students and provide additional greenspace for all in the community and on campus to enjoy.”