Cooley Dickinson Hospital seeks special permit to move family practice in South Deerfield

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
SOUTH DEERFIELD — If it gets a special permit, Cooley Dickinson Hospital would relocate its South Deerfield Family Practice from 21B Elm St. to the more spacious 29 Elm St.

The Northampton-based hospital’s current primary care office offers services for infants to adults. It would move its medical offices down the street to a 5,000-square-foot building owned by Peter May, of South Deerfield, who owns the abutting business Habitat Post and Beam, a building design company.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall to consider the request for a special permit to change the use of the property to a medical office with exam rooms. The building is currently in the commercial small business district.

Christina Trinchero, spokeswoman for Cooley Dickinson, said the hospital expects to add more medical providers in the future.

Cooley Dickinson would replace All One Massage, which rented space in the building until it recently moved out.

May sees the hospital’s proposal as an opportunity to bring more jobs to South Deerfield.