BEREA, OH (WOIO) –
Baldwin Wallace College is expanding.
Private homes in the heart of the campus are now being relocated to another place so the college can expand.
BW is working with the residents to make the growth as painless as possible.
“The neighbors and the college got together and took a hard look at the area, we’re landlocked, they were concerned the college would indiscriminately grow and it could really change the nature of the neighborhood,” said George Richard of Baldwin Wallace College.
So the privately owned homes are being moved to vacant lots in the same neighborhood. The vacated area will be green space that will eventually connect the north and south sides of campus.
“They are always worrying about the cracking, even though you might have a mortar crack settling in, they hold together very well,” said house mover Jim Kazak.
In simplest terms, the house is raised on steel beams that rest atop hydraulic lifts that automatically adjust to keep the load balanced.
The houses will be moved to their new home on Saturday.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News