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Work In Progress
Oakleigh Thorne (right), President, MCP, and George Whalen (left) Treasurer, of the Millbrook Community Partnership stand in front of the demolished Kettering Science Center on the campus of former Bennett College. MCP plans to turn it into a 32-acre park.
Charles Pierce (left), a member of the Board and Ann Gifford (right), Secretary, of the Millbrook Community Partnership stand with members of the team working on asbestos abatement at the Thorne Building. Plans are to turn it into a Community Center.
UPDATE OF THE ABATEMENT & DEMOLITION WORK AT BENNETT PARK:
Basement: The basement has been cleaned and is sealed from the balance of the building - it is safe to occupy the open areas.
Floors 1-3: The containment preparation work is complete.
Floor 2: Abatement work commenced 10/14/21.
The anticipated substantial completion of all interior abatement work is by, or before, 12/31/21.
The Thorne Building Community Center
CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN
In its 125th year, Millbrook’s historic Thorne Building is undergoing a major renaissance that encompasses exterior restoration and interior renovation of the venerable structure, and a redesign of its beautiful grounds.
The Thorne Building Community Center will serve as the Village’s cultural anchor, facilitating community connections through imaginative programming and state-of-the-art technology.
"We can now begin to think how best to implement programs that will be of cultural, educational, and economic benefit to all. The goal is to transform the Thorne Building into a center which offers activities and programs that attract everyone to the Village."
-Oakleigh Thorne, President, MPC